Space Shuttle crew to visit NASA Langley today
The crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-105, Astronauts Scott J.
Horowitz, Frederick Sturckow, Daniel T. Barry and Patrick G.
Forrester will visit NASA Langley Research Center today, March 5,
as part of their training for a Space Shuttle mission coming up
STS-105 will carry Langleys Materials International Space
Station Experiment (MISSE), the first attached science payload on
the International Space Station. MISSE will investigate the effects
of the space environment on a large variety of space materials
which are candidates for future spacecraft.
During the mission, Astronauts Barry and Forrester will conduct
a space-walk to attach the MISSE suitcase-like containers to the
outside of the
International Space Station. The containers will be retrieved
after on year in orbit.
Reporters will be met at the NASA Langley main gate at the
end of Armistead Avenue at 1:45 p.m.
Please call Ivelisse Gilman at 757-864-5036 if you are
interested in coming.
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