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NASA To Brief Media About Ares I Thrust Oscillation Plans

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008

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WASHINGTON -- NASA will host a media teleconference on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, to discuss results and recommendations from the Ares I thrust oscillation focus team. The team has been studying possible solutions to concerns raised about the early designs of the new crew launch vehicle that NASA's Constellation Program is building to return humans to the moon by 2020.

The briefing participants are:

-- Jeff Hanley, manager, Constellation Program, NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston

-- Steve Cook, manager, Ares Projects, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

-- Garry Lyles, associate director for technical management, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Reporters should contact Grey Hautaluoma at 202-358-0668, or Stephanie Schierholz at 202-358-4997, by 5 p.m. Aug. 18, for dial-in information.

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on NASA's web site at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

For more information about NASA's exploration program, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration

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