Press Release

Media Opportunity with Ohio Astronauts

By SpaceRef Editor
August 25, 2008
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CLEVELAND–Eight NASA astronauts will be available to answer questions from reporters at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 in the Ontario Room at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center. They are among the group of astronauts who call Ohio home and are in town for the NASA 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala that evening.

Participating astronauts and their Ohio connections are:

  • Mark Brown, retired, born in Valparaiso, Indiana, now living near Dayton
  • Kenneth Cameron, active, born in Cleveland
  • Nancy Currie, active, born in Wilmington, Delaware, but considers Troy, Ohio her home
  • Michael Foreman, active, born in Columbus, now calls Wadsworth home
  • Terrence (Tom) Henricks, retired, born in Bryan, but considers Woodville home
  • Kevin Kregel, retired, born in Amityville, New York, made an honorary Ohioan by Governor George Voinovich prior to the flight of the “All Ohio Crew” of the space shuttle mission STS-70 in 1995
  • Donald Thomas, retired, born in Cleveland
  • Carl Walz, active/management, born in Cleveland

Reporters interested in attending this media opportunity should call Sally Harrington at 216-433-2037 or the Media Relations Office at 216-433-2901 by noon Aug. 28.

For information about covering the NASA 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala, go to:

SpaceRef staff editor.