Press Release

NASA Marshall, Team Redstone to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at U.S. Space & Rocket Center Nov. 4

By SpaceRef Editor
October 29, 2010
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What: On Nov. 4, honoring Native American Heritage Month, workers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and U.S. Army facilities across Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., will join some 300 local schoolchildren to celebrate Native Americans’ contributions to NASA, the U.S. military, Huntsville and the nation. Participants will meet retired NASA astronaut John Herrington; learn the historic customs of flint-knapping and tepee building from members of the United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation of Guntersville, Ala.; and experience authentic foods, music and dance.

Who: — Retired NASA astronaut John Herrington, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, mission specialist on the STS-113 space shuttle mission in 2002 — Traditional Native American flutist Jimmy “Yellowhorse” Webster and dancer Tammera Hicks, both of Decatur, Ala. — Approximately 300 Huntsville-area students in grades 3-5, part of a morning field trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

When: — Student field trip events — 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT, Nov. 4 — Marshall/Team Redstone event — Noon-1 p.m. Members of the media are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m. for the student event or 11:45 a.m. for the Marshall/Team Redstone event.

Where: Davidson Center for Space Exploration, U.S. Space & Rocket Center, One Tranquility Base, Huntsville

To Attend: News media interested in attending the event should contact Angela Storey in the Marshall Center’s Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Parking will be available at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

SpaceRef staff editor.