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NASA News Conference On Space Station National Lab Award

Date: Friday, September 9, 2011

Location: KSC, FL, US, 32899

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA has canceled the previously scheduled news conference on Friday, Sept. 9, about the award of the organization that will manage the portion of the International Space Station operated as a U.S. national laboratory. The briefing was canceled because the launch of the agency's GRAIL mission has been postponed until Friday morning.

NASA will offer in-person media interview opportunities at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Press Site in Florida. Reporters already on-site for the GRAIL launch will be able to interview:

- Waleed Abdalati, NASA chief scientist
- Mark Uhran, assistant associate administrator for the International Space Station
- Jeanne Becker, CASIS executive director

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA will hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 9, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the organization that will manage the portion of the International Space Station operated as a U.S. national laboratory.

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Inc. (CASIS) will help ensure the station's unique capabilities are available to the broadest possible cross-section of the U.S. scientific, technological and industrial communities.

The news conference participants are:

- Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations
- Waleed Abdalati, NASA chief scientist
- Mark Uhran, NASA assistant associate administrator for the International Space Station
- Jeanne Becker, CASIS executive director

Reporters may ask questions in-person from Kennedy or using a phone bridge managed at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. To use the phone bridge, journalists must call the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 9:15 a.m. EDT.

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and live streaming video information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

Follow the national lab on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/ISS_NatLab

For additional information about the International Space Station National Laboratory, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/nlab/index.html

Web Site Address: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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