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Dominic Amatore
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.
256-544-0034
dominic.a.amatore@nasa.gov

07.09.12
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M12-069
 
 
International Space Station Program Scientist Julie Robinson to Speak With Media July 11 at the Marshall Center
 
 
What: Julie Robinson, program scientist for the International Space Station Program, will discuss research and technology development aboard the station at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., July 11.

Flying more than 200 miles above Earth, the 357-foot-long space station is an engineering marvel, home to the only U.S. National Laboratory in a microgravity environment and six resident crew members.

NASA's Payload Operations Center at the Marshall Center coordinates all research activities aboard the station. Robinson will speak to media representatives on July 11 about Marshall’s vital role for the station and the benefits already realized from the assembly of the station. Since its first element launch in 2000, the station has had some amazing discoveries in the areas of biology and biotechnology, physical science, human research, Earth and space science. It also serves as an educational platform that continues to inspire students and motivate them in the studies of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Who: Julie Robinson is NASA’s program scientist for the International Space Station at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. As the chief scientist for the International Space Station Program, Robinson has overseen the transition of the laboratory from the assembly period, with just a few dozen active investigations, to full utilization, with hundreds of active investigations. She represents all space station users, including NASA-funded investigators, the new community of investigators using station as a National Laboratory, and the international research community.

When: 8 a.m. CDT, July 11 – International Space Station Program Scientist Julie Robinson will be available to speak to the news media

Where: Payload Operations Center, Building 4663
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

To attend: News media interested in attending the events should contact Marshall's Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 10. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Building 4200 on the southwest side.

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