Press Release

Space Shuttle STS-104 crew to visit Marshall Center Friday, Oct. 5

By SpaceRef Editor
October 4, 2001
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Crew members of the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-104 mission – who flew the
first Block II Main Engine – will visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
in Huntsville, Ala., Friday, Oct. 5. The Block II Main Engine, designed and
managed by Marshall Center’s Space Shuttle Projects Office, is one of the
safest, most reliable and reusable space propulsion systems in the world.

When: Friday, Oct. 5 During their visit with NASA and contractor
employees, the crew will:

11 –11:30 a.m. – Sign autographs and meet with news media

11:30 -12:30 p.m. – Show a video and talk about their mission

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Present “Silver Snoopy” awards

The crew will present “Silver Snoopy” awards to Marshall employees who
contributed to the success of the Space Shuttle or International Space
Station programs. The crew will also be visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket

STS-104 crew:

Commander Steven W. Lindsey

Pilot Charles O. Hobaugh

Mission Specialists: Michael L. Gernhardt, Janet L. Kavandi, James F. Reilly

Where: Marshall Center’s Morris Auditorium in Bldg. 4200

To attend : News media interested in covering the event should contact
Judy Pettus of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no
later than Thursday, Oct. 4. Escort from Redstone Arsenal Gate 9 is
required. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media
will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance.

SpaceRef staff editor.