Mike Braukus
Headquarters, Washington, DC                       May 9, 1997
(Phone:  202/358-1979)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Phone:  713/483-5111)

NOTE TO EDITORS: N97-33

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION STATUS BRIEFING SCHEDULED

     A briefing on the status of the International Space
Station Program will be held at
8 a.m. EDT May 15 at the Kennedy Space Center, FL, and
televised live on NASA TV. The status briefing will follow a
meeting of the International Space Station Control Board that
will consider the formal approval of a revised Station assembly
schedule.

     Participants will include Program Manager Randy Brinkley;
Deputy Program Manager for Operations Kevin Chilton; and Space
Station Director of Launch Site Support Steve Francois.
Questions will be taken via NASA-TV from participating NASA
centers.

     NASA Television is available through the GE2 satellite
which is located on Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West
longitude, frequency 3880.0 MHz, audio 6.8 MHz.
 
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