February 16, 2010

NASA Schedules News Conference With Shuttle Endeavour And Space Station Crews

The 11 crew members aboard space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 8:39 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 18.

U.S. reporters may ask questions in person from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and NASA Headquarters in Washington. A portion of the news conference will be set aside for Japanese reporters.

To participate in the news conference, U.S. journalists must call the public affairs office at their preferred NASA center by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Media must be in place at participating locations at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the news conference.

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-130 mission, astronauts installed the Tranquility node, a module that provides additional room for crew members and many of the space station's life support and environmental control systems. Attached to Tranquility is a cupola with seven windows that provide a panoramic view of Earth, celestial objects and visiting spacecraft. Tranquility and its cupola are the final major U.S. portions of the station. The orbiting laboratory now is approximately 90 percent complete in terms of mass.

For more information about the STS-130 mission and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

For more information about the space station and its crew, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station