Press Release

Sen. Hutchison to Attend Shuttle Discovery Crew Return Ceremony

By SpaceRef Editor
August 9, 2005
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HOUSTON – On Wednesday, August 10, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space, will join NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Mayor Bill White, JSC Center Director General Jefferson D. Howell and other local leaders to welcome the astronauts of the Space Shuttle Discovery back home.

Space Shuttle Discovery touched down in the early morning hours of August 9 at Edwards Air Force Base in California to successfully conclude NASA’s Return to Flight Mission.  STS-114 was the first Shuttle mission to fly since the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia and the STS-107 crew on Feb. 1, 2003.  Discovery launched on July 26 and spent almost 14 days in orbit.

*** Sen. Hutchison will be available to the media following the rally. ***

WHO: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space

WHAT: Shuttle Discovery Crew Return Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 3:00 p.m. (CDT) Event begins

WHERE: Ellington Field Hangar 276 Houston, Texas

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