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May 11, 2012
RELEASE JA12-011
NASA Astronaut Talks Space In Corvallis Community

HOUSTON – NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff will relive his latest spaceflight experience for the public and friends at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., on May 17. The presentation is free of charge and media are invited to attend.

The multimedia presentation starts at 6 p.m. PDT at Reser Auditorium in the Linus Pauling Science Center at the corner of SW 30th Street and SW Campus Way on the OSU campus. During the presentation, Chamitoff will share a video of his most recent mission aboard space shuttle Endeavour. A brief question-and-answer session will follow.

Selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1998, Chamitoff worked in various positions within the Astronaut Office until being assigned to his first spaceflight mission.

In 2008, Chamitoff served as the flight engineer and science officer for a long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station during Expeditions 17 and 18.

In 2011, Chamitoff served as a mission specialist on the last flight of space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134. During this mission, Chamitoff operated the shuttle and station robotic arms, which were used to install the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer onto the station. He also performed two spacewalks, the last of which marked completion of the station's assembly and was the final spacewalk of the Space Shuttle Program by a space shuttle crew member. Chamitoff has logged more than 198 days in space.

For more information about this appearance or to schedule an interview with Chamitoff, contact Brenda Cabaniss, publicist, Astronaut Appearances Office, at 281-244-8860 or David Snider at 541-715-2981.

For more about Chamitoff, visit:

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

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Brenda Cabaniss
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-244-8860

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