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May 4, 2012
RELEASE JA12-010
Veteran Of Two Spaceflights Returns Home To Share Motivational Message

HOUSTON - NASA astronaut Mike Foreman, a native of the Buckeye State, will be the keynote speaker at the 25th anniversary dinner for One Health Ohio on Friday, May 11.

The event commemorates 25 years of healthcare service to the medically uninsured, under-insured and underserved populations in the community. The dinner will take place at 5 p.m. EDT at the Tippecanoe Country Club at 5870 Tippecanoe Road in Canfield, Ohio.

The theme for One Health Ohio's anniversary celebration is "Dream Big." As the keynote speaker for the evening, Foreman will discuss his big dreams of becoming an astronaut and his career experiences at NASA.

Foreman, a veteran of two spaceflights and five spacewalks, was selected as an astronaut by NASA in June 1998. He flew on space shuttle missions STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-129 in November 2009. He logged more than 637 hours in space, including 32 hours and 19 minutes during his five spacewalks. Currently, Foreman is working in the Astronaut Office on the Commercial Crew Program to help advance commercial development of future human spaceflight vehicles to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.

Foreman received a bachelor's in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979 and a master's in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1986.

For more information about this appearance or to schedule an interview with Foreman, contact Dana Davis, publicist, Astronaut Appearances Office, at 281-244-0933.

For more information about Foreman, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/foreman.html

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Dana Davis
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-244-0933

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