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For release: 03/08/04
Release #: 04-032

Expedition 7 Space Station crew member, first to launch and return in a Russian Soyuz, to visit Marshall Center Thursday, March 11

Photo description: Space Station Science Officer Edward Lu

International Space Station Science Officer Edward Lu will visit the Marshall Center Thursday, March 11. Lu and his Expedition 7 crewmate Yuri Malenchenko, became the first Space Station residents to launch and return in a Russian Soyuz craft, spending 184 days on the Space Station. Lu and astronaut Lt. Col. Eric Boe will present "Silver Snoopy" awards to Marshall employees who have contributed to the success of Space Shuttle or International Space Station programs.

Photo: Space Station Science Officer Edward Lu (NASA/JSC)


What: International Space Station Science Officer Edward Lu will visit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville , Ala. , Thursday, March 11. Lu and his Expedition 7 crewmate Yuri Malenchenko, became the first Space Station residents to launch and return in a Russian Soyuz craft, spending 184 days on the Space Station. Expedition 7 — the seventh research mission to the Station — began in April 2003 and ended October 2003.

Lu will be accompanied by NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Eric Boe. They will present "Silver Snoopy" awards to Marshall employees who have contributed to the success of Space Shuttle or International Space Station programs.

Who: Edward Lu, Expedition 7 Flight engineer/NASA Space Station science officer

Lt. Col. Eric Boe, NASA astronaut

When: Thursday, March 11
During his visit with NASA and contractor employees, Lu will:

  • 9 – 9:20 a.m.  – be available for news media interviews in the Payload Operations Center
  • 10 – 11 a.m. – show a video and talk about his mission

Where: News media should check in at Bldg. 4200 at the 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 Tuesday, March 9. 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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