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NASA TV to Air SpaceX-3 Status Update at Noon EDT April 13
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television
will air a news conference at noon EDT on Sunday, April 13 at the
agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The briefing will provide an update on the status of the SpaceX-3
cargo mission launch to the International Space Station, currently
scheduled for 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14, and on the failure on Friday
of a backup computer component that provides redundancy for commanding
the Mobile Transporter rail car on the truss of the station.
The briefing will include International Space Station Program Manager
Reporters may ask questions in person from Kennedy or by calling into
a phone bridge. Journalists planning to use the phone bridge must
contact the Kennedy newsroom at 321-867-2468 no later than 11:45 a.m.
Space station program officials and representatives of SpaceX are
continuing preparations for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and the
Dragon cargo craft to the station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
A final decision on whether to launch Dragon Monday will not be made
until a status meeting is conducted Sunday morning. If managers decide
to press ahead with the SpaceX-3 launch, a briefing previewing the
mission's science and technology cargo will air on NASA TV at 2 p.m.
For the latest information on the SpaceX-3 mission, visit:
For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information,
For the latest information on the International Space Station, visit:
/CONTACT: Rachel Kraft, Headquarters, Washington, 202-358-1100, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dan Huot, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 281-483-5111, email@example.com; Michael Curie,Kennedy Space Center, Fla., 321-867-2468, firstname.lastname@example.org
/Web Site: http://www.nasa.gov
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