Press Release

Astronauts Share Experience with NASA Glenn Employees and Media

By SpaceRef Editor
April 22, 2011
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CLEVELAND –Two astronauts who traveled aboard space shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station will be at NASA’s Glenn Research Center on Monday, April 25 to share their experience with Glenn’s employees.

Shuttle mission pilot Eric Boe and mission specialist Steve Bowen will give an overview of their mission at 2 p.m. in the Administration Building auditorium. An informal media opportunity will follow their presentation.

Discovery’s 39th and final mission launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Feb. 24 to deliver to the station the Permanent Multipurpose Module Leonardo and an external stowage platform as well as equipment and supplies. Also aboard Discovery were Glenn experiments and hardware. During a nine-day stay on the station, Bowen performed two spacewalks for maintenance work and installation of new components.

Reporters interested in attending the mission overview should contact Sally Harrington or the Media Relations Office at 216-433-2901 to be cleared through security.

For more information about the mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/list_main.html

For further information about the Glenn experiments and hardware, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/main

SpaceRef staff editor.