Press Release

NASA Invites Media to Astronaut Panel Session July 11

By SpaceRef Editor
July 5, 2012
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Media are invited to attend a panel session featuring current and former NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8 p.m. EDT on July 11.

The session is part of the International Space University’s Space Studies Program being held this summer at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., and Kennedy. Media interested in attending the session should contact Andrea Farmer, 321-449-4318, or Catherine Segar, 321-449-4273, for access to the facility.

The astronaut panel session has been a long-standing highlight of previous Space Studies Program sessions and provides the participants with different insights into various aspects of human spaceflight.

The session will be moderated by Robert Cabana, NASA Kennedy Space Center director and former astronaut.

Panelists include:

-Ken Bowersox, former NASA astronaut
-Chiaki Mukai, JAXA astronaut
-Garrett Reisman, senior engineer, SpaceX, and former NASA astronaut
-Kent Rominger, vice president, advanced programs, launch systems, Alliant Techsystems, and former NASA astronaut
-Winston Scott, dean, College of Aeronautics, Florida Institute of Technology, and former NASA astronaut
-Nicole Stott, NASA astronaut
-Jim Voss, director, advanced programs, Sierra Nevada Corp., and former NASA astronaut

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SpaceRef staff editor.