For release: 05/20/02
Release #: 02-126
Shuttle STS-110 crew to visit Marshall Center Wednesday
Crew members of the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-110 flight, which in April flew the first cluster of three improved Main Engines managed by Marshall's Space Shuttle Project Office, will visit the Marshall Center Wednesday, May 22. During their mission, the crew installed the 43-foot-long S-Zero Truss and delivered several new experiments managed by the Marshall Center.
Photo: STS-110 crew patch (NASA)
What: Crew members of the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-110 who flew the first cluster of three improved Main Engines managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will visit Marshall Wednesday, May 22. During their mission to the International Space Station, the astronauts installed the 43-foot-long S-Zero Truss the backbone for future Space Station expansion. They also delivered several new Marshall-managed experiments and returned others to scientists on Earth.
The crew will present "Silver Snoopy" awards to Marshall employees who contributed to the success of the Space Shuttle or International Space Station programs.
When: Wednesday, May 22
During their visit with NASA and contractor employees, the crew will:
10 -11 a.m. - Show a video and talk about their mission
11-11:30 a.m. - Sign autographs and meet with representatives of the news media
12:30-2:30 p.m. - Present "Silver Snoopy" awards to Marshall team members
Who: STS-110 crew: Commander Michael Bloomfield; Pilot Stephen N. Frick; and Mission Specialists Ellen Ochoa and Rex J. Walheim
Where: Bldg. 4200, Morris Auditorium. News media should check in at the Marshall Center Bldg. 4200 lobby security desk)
To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact Martin Jensen of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034. 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.