Johnson Space Center, Houston
NASA Astronaut, Hometown Hero Comes to Turner Field
HOUSTON – Atlanta native and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough will be honored at the Atlanta Braves baseball game on June 26. Kimbrough will throw out the ceremonial first pitch as the team hosts the Boston Red Sox at Turner Field.
Kimbrough will be available for broadcast media interviews the morning of the game from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST, and print media interviews at the ballpark. To schedule an interview with Kimbrough, contact Lindsay Bromley at 281-483-2924.
He graduated from The Lovett School, Atlanta, Georgia in 1985; received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1989, and a Master of Science degree in operations research from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998.
Kimbrough joined the NASA team at the Johnson Space Center in September of 2000. He was selected as an astronaut candidate in May 2004. Kimbrough completed his first space flight in 2008, aboard STS-126 Endeavour, logging a total of 15 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes and 37 seconds in space, and 12 hours and 52 minutes of EVA in 2 space walks.
NASA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the International Space Station. Twenty crews have lived aboard the orbiting complex since 2000, including the current crew of six. Station residents have conducted important scientific experiments and gathered data to help assist future missions to the moon and Mars.
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