Hampton Roads and Richmond media friends:
NASA Langley Research Center is hosting a Space Shuttle Media Day, Wednesday, June 14, to highlight Langley contributions to the STS-121 Shuttle mission, tentatively set for launch July 1. After two short overview briefings, we will take those interested to a couple tour stops of related lab settings -- which will serve as further background and as a photo/video opp.
NASA Langley is supporting a variety of efforts to safely return the Shuttle to flight, to include a specialized hand-held camera that an astronaut will demonstrate on a spacewalk during the mission. The Center is also managing a suitcase-sized experiment being taken to the Space Station for studies of space exposure on materials and coatings.
If you are interested in attending the briefing please let me know and be at the NASA main gate between 9:30-9:45 Wednesday morning.
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