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June 10, 2013
RELEASE JA13-003
NASA Astronaut To Attend Summer Skies At Macomb

HOUSTON – NASA astronaut and Michigan native Andrew "Drew" Feustel will attend the Summer Skies at Macomb star party at 7:30 p.m. EDT Friday, June 14, at Macomb Community College's South Campus in Warren, Mich.

Feustel's keynote presentation will be from 8:30 to 9:15 p.m. at 14500 East Twelve Mile Road, in the John Lewis Student and Community Center (K Building) on Hayes Road between Twelve Mile and Martin Roads in Warren. While the presentation is free, registration is required for attendance and may be made by calling 586-455-7204 or emailing communityrelations@macomb.edu.

Raised in Lake Orion, Michigan, Feustel graduated from Lake Orion High School. He went on to earn his associate's degree at Oakland Community College, Mich., and his bachelor's and master's degrees at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. He also holds a doctorate in geological sciences from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.

Feustel was selected by NASA in July 2000. In 2009, he served on the crew of STS-125, the final servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. In 2011, he launched aboard space shuttle Endeavour's final mission, STS-134, to the International Space Station. He has logged more than 28 days in space including 42 hours and 18 minutes during six spacewalks.

Stargazing, comet making crafts and a planetarium show are among the other family friendly activities planned for Summer Skies at Macomb. The activities are free and open to the public.

For information about this appearance, contact Dana Davis, publicist, Astronaut Appearances Office, 281-244-0933, or Tish Wirth, public relations coordinator, Macomb Community College, 586-445-7560.

For more information about Feustel, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/feustel-aj.html

For more about Summer Skies at Macomb, visit:

http://www.macomb.edu/Calendar/2013-06-14-Summer+Skies+at+Macomb.htm
 

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

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