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For release: 03/17/03
Release #: 03-039


Shuttle STS-113 crew, Expedition Five scientist to visit Marshall Tuesday

Photo description: STS-113 astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria spent his Thanksgiving Day working on the Space Station's new P1 truss.

Crew members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-113, and Space Station Expedition Five Science Officer Dr. Peggy Whitson will visit the Marshall Center Tuesday, March 18. During their mission to the Space Station last November, the astronauts installed the third piece of the Station's exterior truss backbone, the P-1 Truss, and kicked off the third year of science inside the orbiting laboratory.


Photo: STS-113 astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria spent his Thanksgiving Day working on the Space Station's new P1 truss. (NASA/JSC)


What: Crew members of the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-113, and Space Station Expedition Five Science Officer Dr. Peggy Whitson will visit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Tuesday, March 18. During their mission to the International Space Station last November, the astronauts installed the third piece of the Station’s exterior truss backbone, the P-1 Truss, and kicked off the third year of science inside the orbiting laboratory.

Who: STS-113 crew members —  Commander James Wetherbee; Pilot Paul Lockhart; and Mission Specialists Michael Lopez-Alegria and John Herrington; and Expedition Five Science Officer Dr. Peggy Whitson

When: Tuesday, March 18
During their visit with NASA and contractor employees, the crew will:
10:30–11:30 a.m. — Show a video and talk about their mission
11:30 a.m. – noon — Sign autographs for employees and meet with representatives of the news media
1-3:30 p.m. — Present "Silver Snoopy" awards to Marshall team members who have contributed to the success of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.

Where: Bldg. 4200, Morris Auditorium. News media should check in at the Marshall Center Bldg. 4200 lobby security desk

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no later than close of business Monday.  Media must report to Gate 1, Martin Road exit at South Memorial Parkway. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.

For supporting materials for this news release – such as photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more – please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at www.msfc.nasa.gov/news

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