From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011
What: On July 13, crew members of the STS-134 space shuttle mission to the International Space Station will visit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to speak to the Marshall team and with members of the local news media. Shuttle Endeavour launched on its final mission from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., May 16 and returned June 1.
The 16-day mission was dedicated to space station assembly, as well as maintenance and delivery of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle physics detector designed to search for various types of unusual cosmic matter. The spectrometer is already sending data about cosmic particles to researchers on Earth. This was the 36th shuttle mission to the space station.
Who: STS-134 astronauts Gregory H. Johnson, pilot, and Michael Fincke, mission specialist.
When and Where: Wednesday, July 13
9:25-9:45 a.m. CDT - Crew members will be available for a brief question-and-answer session with news media in Building 4200, Press Room 115. An 8:30 a.m. arrival time at Gate 9 for badging is recommended to ensure adequate security processing time.
10 a.m. - Crew members will provide mission highlights in Morris Auditorium, Building 4200.
To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Building 4200 on the southwest side.
For more information about the STS-134 mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/main/index.html
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