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For release: 10/06/03
Release #: 03-178

NASA Marshall Center to observe 'Safety Day' Wednesday with astronaut, safety expert presentations

Wednesday's "Safety Day" at the Marshall Center will feature activities that reemphasize the importance of safety in both NASA's mission and our everyday lives. Astronauts Pamela Melroy and Brent Jett will stress the importance of safety in space flight, while Houston-based safety expert Steve Williams will talk to employees about changing behavior to include more safe activities in their day-to-day lives.


What: "Safety Day" at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will feature activities and speakers that reemphasize the importance of safety in NASA's mission, as well as in our everyday living environment. Astronauts Pamela Melroy and Brent Jett will be on hand to underscore the importance of safety in space flight. Also, safety expert Steve Williams, president of the Houston-based Accelerated Development Systems, Inc., will talk to employees about changing behavior to include more safe activities in our day-to-day lives. Safety Day activities also will feature safety displays, group workshops and awards.

Who: Marshall Center Associate Director Axel Roth will recognize employees for efforts to keep their workplaces hazard-free.

When: Wednesday , Oct. 8, 9 a.m. CDT

Where: Marshall Center, Bldg 4200, Morris Auditorium

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 to arrange for gate access. 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 about the Marshall Center — including photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more — please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at:

http://www.msfc.nasa.gov/news

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