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Astronaut Brings Experiences from Space Station to Event at National Institutes of Health

By SpaceRef Editor
June 6, 2014
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Presentation Highlights Mission, Vital Research Conducted aboard Orbiting Laboratory

NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, recently returned from living and working aboard the International Space Station, will give an open-media, presentation Tuesday, June 10, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

At 11:45 am EDT, Hopkins and Dr. Stephen Katz, director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) at NIH, will host a media availability in Building 10, Room 4-2551, of the NIH campus.

Hopkins will give a presentation at 12:30 p.m. about his mission and the research conducted aboard the space station, and answer questions from the audience at NIH. The presentation event will be held in the Lipsett Amphitheater, also in Building 10. This event will not air on NASA Television.

Reporters interested in covering either event in person should contact Joshua Buck at or Trish Reynolds

Hopkins served as a flight engineer aboard the space station during Expeditions 37 and 38, from Sept. 25, 2013 to March 10, 2014. This was Hopkins first trip into space. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University. He has logged 166 days in space, almost 13 hours of which were spent outside the orbiting outpost during two spacewalks.

During his time in space, Hopkins and the rest of his crewmates spent hundreds of hours conducting fundamental research in areas such as human biology, life sciences, physical sciences, Earth sciences, astrophysics and technology research.

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