For release: 10/11/02
Release #: 02-256
Crew that broke space flight endurance record to visit Marshall Center today
Expedition Four Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Dan Bursch, who spent a record 196 days in space to break the U.S. space flight endurance record, will visit the Marshall Center. New science experiments, conducted during their seven-month expedition, are expected to lead to insights in medical fields and industry.
What: Expedition Four Flight Engineers Carl Walz and Dan Bursch, who spent 196 days in space the previous record was 188 days and broke the U.S. space flight endurance record, will visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Tuesday, Oct. 15. Walz also holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space with 231 days, and Bursch is second with 227 days. New science experiments managed by Marshall’s Payload Operations Center conducted during Expedition Four are expected to lead to insights in bone disorder treatments, petroleum production, antibiotic production, cancer cell formation, plant growth, embryo development, biotechnology, and long-term effects of space flight on humans. Expedition Four began in December 2001 and ended June 2002.
The crew will present "Silver Snoopy" awards to Marshall employees who contributed to the success of the Space Shuttle or International Space Station programs.
Who: Expedition Four crew,
Flight Engineers Carl E. Walz and Daniel W. Bursch
When: Tuesday, Oct. 15
During their visit with NASA and contractor employees, the crew will:
2:40 – 4:10 p.m. Show a video, talk about their mission and sign autographs. There will be time for media during the autograph session.
Where: Marshall Space Flight Center News media should check in at Bldg. 4200 at the lobby security desk
To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to Gate 1, Martin Road exit at South Memorial Parkway. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking isavailablein front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.
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