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For release: 10-21-04
Release #: 04-252  

NASA's Marshall Center to observe 'Safety Day' Oct. 28 featuring astronaut update on the Space Shuttle's safe return to flight

The Marshall Center's annual "Safety Day" Oct. 28 will focus on the importance of safety in NASA's mission and our everyday lives. A program — featuring astronaut Alan Poindexter — will highlight Marshall's contributions to safely return the Space Shuttle to flight. A safety fair, exhibits and awards ceremony will emphasize the theme "Return to Flight…Safely!"

Photo: Poindexter (NASA/JSC)


What: "Safety Day" at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is an annual event focusing on the importance of safety in NASA's mission and our everyday lives. A program will be held to discuss what the Marshall Center is doing to return the Space Shuttle to flight safely. Speakers will emphasize the importance of safety in human space flight, and Marshall's goal to protect the safety and health of its people, its partners, the public and the assets entrusted to it. A safety fair, safety-related exhibits, events and seminars throughout the day will emphasize the theme "Return to Flight…Safely!" An awards ceremony will recognize Marshall team members for their commitment to a hazard-free environment.

Who:

  • Astronaut Alan Poindexter

  • Marshall Center Director David King

  • Mike Rudolphi, Deputy Program Manager of the Shuttle Office

  • Jim Reuter, Deputy Director of the Shuttle Office

  • David Martin, Project Manager of the Solid Rocket Booster Office

  • Mike Kynard, Deputy Manager of the Shuttle Main Engine Office

  • Jody Singer, Project Manager of the Reusable Solid Rocket Motor Office

  • Jolene Martin, Deputy of the Propulsion Systems Engineering & Integration Office

  • Dr. Jan Davis, Director of the Safety & Mission Assurance

When: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004

  • 9:15 a.m. CDT – Safety Day kickoff event and astronaut presentation
  • 10:30 a.m. CDT – Safety awards ceremony
  • 11:20 a.m. CDT – Safety Day fair

Where: Marshall Center, Building 4200, Morris Auditorium — kickoff event and awards
Marshall Center, Building 4316 – Safety Day fair

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to Gate 9, Rideout Road exit on Interstate 565. 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 — 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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