Sunita Williams to Visit NASA Glenn's Plum Brook Station
Cleveland -- News media are invited to attend a post-flight mission briefing for employees with NASA astronaut and Ohio native Sunita Williams at NASA Glenn Research Center's Plum Brook Station on Thursday, August 30, at 1 p.m.
As a member of the Expedition 14 crew aboard the International Space Station, Williams established a world record for females with four spacewalks totaling 29 hours and 17 minutes of extravehicular activity. She concluded her tour of duty as a member of the Expedition 15 crew, returning to Earth with the STS-117 space shuttle crew on June 22, 2007.
Williams, who holds the record for longest spaceflight by a woman, was born in Euclid, Ohio. She spent 195 days in space, 190 of them as a flight engineer aboard the station.
Williams will present a video of mission highlights and talk about her work on the space station's electrical power system that was tested in Plum Brook's Space Power Facility.
Williams will be available for a brief question and answer session with the news media from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact Sally Harrington at 216-433-2037 by 10 a.m. Thursday, August 30.
For a biography on Sunita Williams, visit:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/williams-s.html For more information on NASA and agency programs on the web, visit:
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