NASA To Report To Congress On Ares I Vibration Issues

NASA to Brief Media About Ares I Rocket Vibration Report

WASHINGTON, March 31 — NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m. EDT to discuss findings from the Ares I thrust oscillation focus team. The team has been studying possible vibration concerns in the early designs of the new crew launch vehicle NASA is designing as part of the Constellation Program, which is building a spacecraft that will return humans to the moon by 2020.

The briefing participants are:

— Rick Gilbrech, associate administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington

— Doug Cooke, deputy associate administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

— Steve Cook, manager, Ares Projects, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

— Garry Lyles, associate director for technical management, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

The teleconference also will be audiocast live on NASA’s Web site at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

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