WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle
astronauts will participate in live education webcasts on Sept. 8 at
2 p.m. EDT and Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.
On Sept. 8, students will hear insights from Bolden, young agency
professionals, and STS-128 mission astronauts Jose M. Hernandez and
John D. Olivas about the challenges and successes of their exciting
On Sept. 10, Bolden will join astronauts from the STS-125 Hubble Space
Telescope servicing mission to discuss the flight and newly released
images from the observatory. Commander Scott Altman, Shuttle Pilot
Greg (Ray J) Johnson and Program Scientist Eric Smith will
Webcasts are produced free of charge by the NASA Digital Learning
Network. NASA uses the network’s capabilities to deliver unique
content by linking students and educators with agency experts. The
program provides interactive educational experiences for students and
teachers from kindergarten through college across the country and
around the world.
To view the webcasts on Sept. 8 and 10, visit:
For information about NASA’s education programs, visit:
WASHINGTON — NASA will hold news briefings at 11 a.m. and noon EDT
Wednesday, Sept. 9, to release and discuss the first images from the
newly refurbished Hubble Space Telescope. NASA Television and the
agency’s Web site will provide live coverage of the briefings from
NASA Headquarters in Washington.
Space shuttle Atlantis’ STS-125 mission upgraded the telescope in May
with state-of-the-art science instruments, leaving it more powerful
than ever and extending its life into the next decade.
Charlie Bolden, NASA administrator and pilot of space shuttle
Discovery on the STS-31 mission that launched Hubble in 1990, will
join U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., in the unveiling of the
Hubble images during the 11 a.m. briefing. A panel of scientists then
will discuss Hubble’s new and refurbished instruments and the images
The participants are:
— Ed Weiler, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate at
— Bob O’Connell, chair of the science oversight committee for the
Wide Field Camera 3 at the University of Virginia
— James Green, the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph principal investigator
at the University of Colorado
— David Leckrone, senior project scientist for Hubble at NASA’s
Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
— Heidi Hammel, senior research scientist at the Space Science
Institute in Boulder, Colo.
The briefings will be held in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium,
300 E St. S.W., Washington. Reporters also may ask questions from
participating NASA locations by phone. To reserve a phone line,
journalists should send an e-mail to J.D. Harrington at
firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, media affiliation and
The second briefing immediately follows at noon. The STS-125
astronauts will discuss how they enabled Hubble’s new capabilities
during their historic servicing mission.
Scott Altman commanded Atlantis’ crew, which included Pilot Gregory C.
Johnson and Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel, Michael Good, John
Grunsfeld, Megan McArthur and Mike Massimino.
For more information about NASA TV downlinks and streaming video,
For more information about Hubble, visit:
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