National Academies advisory: Dec. 8 news conference on Hubble Space Telescope

12/07/04

ASSESSMENT OF OPTIONS FOR EXTENDING THE LIFE OF THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE, a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies' National Research Council, assesses the viability of proposed shuttle or robotic missions to upgrade the telescope. The report will be released at a one-hour news conference.

DETAILS:

Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room 100 at the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the briefing and submit questions using an e-mail form at http://national-academies.org. (The webcast requires RealPlayer software, available free at http://www.real.com/player. For more information on setup and hardware requirements, see the Real.com site.)

PARTICIPATING FROM THE COMMITTEE THAT WROTE THE REPORT:

  • CHARLES F. BOLDEN, Jr., Senior Vice President, TechTrans International, Houston, Tex.
  • LOUIS J. LANZEROTTI, consultant, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, N.J.
  • JOSEPH H. ROTHENBERG, president, Universal Space Network, Horsham, Pa.
  • RICHARD H. TRULY, director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo.

    REPORTERS:

    Reporters can obtain copies or register to attend by contacting the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information at tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail . Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at 10 a.m. EST on Dec. 8. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 2 P.M. EST ON DEC. 8.

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