The Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group will
conduct a public meeting by telephone conference at Noon
EST, Thursday, Feb. 17. It will be followed by a media

The public can listen to the teleconference from the Apollo
Annex, 1740 NASA Parkway, Houston or on the Internet at:

The news media can monitor the meeting via a special
telephone bridge. Following the meeting, Co-Chairman Richard
O. Covey, will be available briefly by telephone at 1:30
p.m. EST to answer questions from the media about the
proceedings. For instructions to access the meeting and news
conference, media should contact Shannon Bach at: 281/792-
7523, by no later than 10 a.m. EST Feb. 17. The media
teleconference will also be audiostreamed live on the
Internet at:

The task group is co-chaired by retired Air Force Lieutenant
General and former Apollo Mission Commander Thomas Stafford
and Covey, a former Space Shuttle Commander. The task group
is chartered to make an independent assessment of NASA’s
actions to implement the recommendations of the Columbia
Accident Investigation Board, as they relate to the safety
and operational readiness of the next Space Shuttle flight.