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Monday, October 30, 2006

NASA Administrator To Announce Hubble Decision

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin will announce on Tuesday, Oct. 31, a decision on a space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

The announcement is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST during an agency-wide employee meeting from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

The event will be live on NASA TV and

A news conference will follow at Goddard; also broadcast live on NASA TV at 12:45 p.m. Questions from reporters will be taken from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Johnson Space Center, Houston, and NASA headquarters.

The decision follows a final evaluation meeting at NASA headquarters Friday, where senior agency officials presented their recommendations to Griffin on the feasibility of a servicing mission. If the decision is made to go ahead with a servicing mission, NASA will hold several other media events on Tuesday, Oct. 31 (all times Eastern):2:30 p.m.

News conference with the astronauts who would carry out the mission from Johnson; broadcast live on NASA TV. Questions from reporters will be taken from Goddard, Kennedy and NASA headquarters.


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