What: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will be honored by the Alabama Legislature with resolutions and proclamations recognizing the center's achievements in space exploration and its continuing significance to the state's economy and citizens. Marshall Center Director Patrick Scheuermann will meet with Gov. Robert Bentley, Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, state officials and lawmakers, and also will be guest speaker at a luncheon for state leaders.
NASA exhibits representing some of the technological and scientific achievements of Marshall Center engineers and researchers will be on display in the State House.
Astronauts Jack Fischer, an Air Force lieutenant colonel, and Kathleen "Kate" Rubins, a biologist, will accompany Scheuermann in meetings with state leaders. Both were selected in 2009 to become members of the 20th NASA astronaut class, and completed their candidate training in 2011.
Scheuermann will be available to speak with the news media in the morning.
Where: Alabama State House, Montgomery, Ala.
When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, April 18 - NASA exhibits will be available for viewing by the public on the sixth floor of the Alabama State House.
10:15 a.m. - Scheuermann will be available to speak with the news media in the Joint Press Briefing Room on the third floor of the Alabama State House.
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