Press Release

Astronauts Share Experience with NASA Glenn Employees and Media

By SpaceRef Editor
April 29, 2010
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Astronauts Share Experience with NASA Glenn Employees and Media

CLEVELAND — Astronauts who traveled aboard space shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station will be at NASA’s Glenn Research Center on Tuesday, May 4, to share their experience with Glenn’s employees.

Shuttle mission STS-130 Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialist Stephen Robinson will give an overview of their mission at 1 p.m. in the Administration Building auditorium. An informal media opportunity will follow their presentation.

The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, FLA on February 8, 2010, carrying the last major modules to the space station: Tranquility and Cupola. Tranquility is now the life support hub of the space station. It contains exercise, water recycling and environmental control systems. Cupola provides seven windows which are arranged in a hemisphere. These windows provide a spectacular panoramic view of our planet and will afford future crews a direct view of the station’s robotic operations.

Endeavour returned to Kennedy Space Center on February 21 after travelling over 5.7 million miles and completing 217 orbits of the Earth.

Reporters interested in attending the mission overview should contact Sally Harrington or the Media Relations Office at 216-433-2901 by noon on May 3 to be cleared through security.

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SpaceRef staff editor.