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Washington National Cathedral Shuttle Service Press Information

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Date Tue, 04 Feb 2003 14:38:44 -0800



Massachusetts & Wisconsin Ave, Washington DC 20016(202) 537-6200*

Press Information for Shuttle Memorial Service


Contact Information
Steven Gotfried
(202) 537-6248 Office
(703) 475-2332 Cell

Washington DC- Washington National Cathedral will be the site of a memorial 
service for the crew of the space shuttle Columbia on Thursday, February 6, 
at 10:00 am.

Vice-President Richard (Dick) B. Cheney will join NASA Administrator Sean 
O'Keefe Thursday for a private memorial service to honor the dedicated and 
brave crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Press can enter the Cathedral through the doors of the south transept 
(south side of the building).  This entrance is located on South Road 
opposite the Pilgrim Steps (just below the Pilgrim Steps is a statue of 
George Washington on horseback). A press area has been designated in the 
South Balcony. Please be prepared to show media credentials. Doors will 
open at 9:00 am.


-	Television coverage will be provided by NASA-TV via satellite feed.
-	To receive taped coverage, please bring recording decks for feed 
from NASA production facility.
-	NTV is broadcast on AMC-2, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 
degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is 
vertical and audio is monaural at 6.8 MHz

-	Please call Verizon to install phone line into the Cathedral's 
South Balcony.

-	South balcony only
-	Only official Cathedral, NASA and White House photographers will 
have access to the nave floor.


-	South Balcony Only

The ceremony can be seen on NASA Television and is available on the Internet
<at <>.>

Additional information about the seven astronauts, Space Shuttle program,
and the mission of STS-107 is available on the Internet at

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February 4, 2003
5:08 pm

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