For release: 04/15/02
Release #: 02-091
Press briefing scheduled with NASA Administrator and astronaut and former teacher Barbara Morgan
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe and astronaut Barbara Morgan will hold a news conference from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. CDT Tuesday, April 16, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The briefing will be carried live on NASA Television with live question-and-answer capability from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Administrator O'Keefe announced on Friday, April 12, Morgan would fly on a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station shortly after the completion of the core elements of the orbiting outpost.
Photo: Morgan (NASA/JSC)
Morgan was selected as a Mission Specialist member of the Astronaut Class of 1998. Since then, she has undergone training for spaceflight and currently serves as the communications interface between Mission Control and the Expedition Four Crew aboard the orbiting station.
Prior to joining NASA, Morgan served as the backup candidate for the Teacher in Space Program and trained along with Christa McAuliffe and the STS-51L crew of Challenger, which was lost shortly after launch on Jan. 28, 1986.
News media interested in covering the press conference should contact Martin Jensen of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 by 9am, April 16, 2002. Media must report to Gate 1. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate.
News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance.NASA TV is available on GE-2, Transponder 9C, at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz and audio of 6.8 MHz.