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Space Shuttle Astronauts Relive Mission for the Public Sept. 20

By SpaceRef Editor
September 10, 2007
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Space Shuttle Astronauts Relive Mission for the Public Sept. 20

HOUSTON — The astronauts that flew last month aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour will give a first-hand account of their flight at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Space Center Houston.

The event is free and open to the public. The crew members will present video of their flight, designated mission STS-118, and take questions from the audience. A brief autograph session will follow. Seating in the Northrop Grumman Theater is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the theater fills, guests will be seated in an adjacent area to watch the program on closed-circuit television.

Navy Cmdr. Scott Kelly commanded the seven-person crew. Marine Col. Charlie Hobaugh was Endeavour’s pilot. Mission specialists were Rick Mastracchio, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dr. Dave Williams, Barbara R. Morgan, Tracy Caldwell and Alvin Drew.

STS-118 was the 119th shuttle mission and the 22nd time a shuttle visited the International Space Station. The mission continued station construction by delivering a starboard truss segment and included multiple spacewalks. The 13-day mission landed at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Aug. 21 after traveling 5.3 million miles.

For more information, contact Dana Davis, publicist, Astronaut Appearances Office, at 281-244-0933.

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