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December 16, 2011
RELEASE JA11-013
Tennessee Titans Honor NASA Astronaut Barry 'Butch' Wilmore During Christmas Eve Football Game

HOUSTON – NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore will return to his hometown on Dec. 24 to raise the 12th Tennessee Titans flag during the team's Christmas Eve game. The Titans are hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars with kickoff at noon CST at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn.

Wilmore, who was selected as a pilot by NASA in 2000, will make other appearances in the Nashville area to spread holiday cheer and to inform the public about his experiences aboard the space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station.

On Dec. 28 Wilmore will visit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Adventure Science Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To schedule an interview, or for more information about Wilmore's appearances in Nashville, please contact Ciandra Jackson at 281-483-2924 or ciandra.t.jackson@nasa.gov.

For complete biographical information about Wilmore, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/wilmore-be.html

For more information about NASA and its programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

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Ciandra Jackson
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111

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