February 3, 2003

Robert Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1898/1600)



Release: #03-041

NASA ANNOUNCES CORRECTED PROCEDURE FOR FILING DAMAGE CLAIMS

NASA is accepting claims from individuals who may have suffered damage due to the Space Shuttle Columbia mishap. Any person desiring to file a claim should complete U.S. Government Standard Form 95, "Claim for Damage, Injury, or Death" and send it to the closest of these NASA offices.

Office of the Chief Counsel NASA Johnson Space CenterMail Code: AL 2101 NASA Road 1 Houston, TX 77058 (281) 483-3021

Office of the General Counsel NASA Headquarters Mail Code: G 300 E St., SW Washington, DC 20546 (202) 358-2450

Office of Chief Counsel NASA Stennis Space Center Mail Code: CA00 Building 1100 Stennis Space Center, MS 39529 (228) 688-2164

For more information on filing a claim, including downloadable forms, call any of the above offices or go to:

www.hq.nasa.gov/ogc/general_law/torttext.html

-end-

###

NASA Johnson Space Center Shuttle Mission/Space Station Status Reports and other information are available automatically by sending an Internet electronic mail message to majordomo@listserver.jsc.nasa.gov. In the body of the message (not the subject line) users should type "subscribe hsfnews" (no quotes). This will add the e-mail address that sent the subscribe message to the news release distribution list. The system will reply with a con firmation via e-mail of each subscription. Once you have subscribed you will receive future news releases via e-mail.