[amsat-bb] NASA Meet & Greet
clintbradford at mac.com
Tue Jan 31 11:57:17 PST 2012
MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-018
NASA, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND INVITE PUBLIC TO ASTRONAUTS' DISCUSSION OF RECENT INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION MISSIONS
WASHINGTON -- NASA and the University of Maryland's A. James Clark
School of Engineering invite the public to a discussion with three
astronauts from recent International Space Station expedition
missions at 5:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Hoff Theater
inside the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. The crew members will give a
video presentation about their mission and answer questions from the
Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets can be picked up from the Stamp Union ticket office daily
between noon and 10 p.m., starting Monday, Feb. 6. Reporters
interested in covering the event should contact Missy Corley at
301-405-6501 or mcorley at umd.edu.
Mike Fossum served as a flight engineer for Expedition 28 and as
commander for Expedition 29. During his stay, the station celebrated
11 years of continuous residence and work. Fossum returned to Earth
on Nov. 21, 2011. He has logged more than 194 days in space,
including more than 48 hours of extravehicular activity (EVA) in
seven spacewalks. He is seventh on the all-time list of cumulative
Ron Garan served as a flight engineer for Expeditions 27 and 28. While
aboard the station, Garan continued work on a variety of microgravity
experiments and welcomed two shuttle visits, including the last to
the station. Garan landed on Sept. 15, 2011. He has logged more than
178 days in space, including 27 hours and 3 minutes outside the
station during four spacewalks.
Cady Coleman served as a flight engineer for Expeditions 26 and 27.
She was the lead robotics and science officer. While aboard, the
station hosted a record number of visiting spacecraft: five vehicles
from four space agencies. She returned to Earth on May 24, 2011.
Coleman has logged over 4,330 hours in space aboard the station and
space shuttle Columbia.
The trio also will give a presentation earlier in the day to NASA
employees at 10:30 a.m. in NASA Headquarters' James E. Webb
Auditorium, located at 300 E St. SW in Washington. The presentation
will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. The
astronauts will be available for media interviews from 9 to 10 a.m.
Journalists must call 202-358-1100 to attend the presentation or to
schedule an interview.
For more information about Fossum, visit:
For more information about Garan, visit:
For more information about Coleman, visit:
For more information about the A. James Clark School of Engineering,
For a map of the University of Maryland campus and location of the
Stamp Student Union (Building 163), visit:
For NASA TV schedule information and links to streaming video, visit:
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