Shuttle Endeavour, Space Station Crew News Conference


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HOUSTON - The 10 astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will participate in a news conference at 12:34 p.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 17.

Media representatives at participating NASA locations and at the Canadian Space Agency in St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada, will be able to ask questions during the news conference. Journalists should contact their local NASA center to confirm its availability.

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 40-minute news conference. For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

During Endeavour's STS-118 mission, the crew attached a segment to the right side of the station's backbone, activated the Station-to-Shuttle Power Transfer System, replaced a faulty attitude control gyroscope and broadcast educational messages from teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara R. Morgan.

For more information about the STS-118 mission and its crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

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