For release: 03/25/02
Release #: 02-065
Astronaut Frank Culbertson, Expedition Three Space Station Commander, to visit Marshall
Astronaut Frank Culbertson, who commanded Expedition Three on the International Space Station, will visit the Marshall Center Wednesday. Culbertson will tour the Payload Operations Center — NASA's center for science research experiment operations aboard the Station — to meet those who helped him conduct his experiments in space.
Photo: Frank Culbertson (NASA/JSC)
What: Astronaut Frank Culbertson, who commanded Expedition Three on the International Space Station, will visit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Wednesday, March 27. Culbertson will visit Marshall's Payload Operations Center — NASA's center for science research experiment operations aboard the International Space Station — to meet those who helped him conduct his daily science experiments in space. Culbertson performed the first cell culture experiments on the Station. These experiments examine how cells form cancerous tissues, resulting in diseases such as ovarian and colon cancer.
Who: Astronauts Frank Culbertson and T.J. Cramer
When: Wednesday, March 27 During their visit with NASA and contractor employees, the two will:
10 - 11 a.m. — Show a video and talk about Expedition Three
11 - 11:30 a.m. — Autograph session, media opportunity
12:40 - 1:40 p.m. — Visit Payloads Operation Center
1:40 - 2:40 p.m. — Present "Silver Snoopy" awards
Where: Marshall Center, Building 4200, Morris Auditorium
To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Martin Jensen of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no later than Tuesday, March 26. Media must enter at Redstone Arsenal Gate 1. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance.
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