John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
Members of the STS-127 shuttle mission visited Stennis Space Center on Sept. 10 to share with site employees details of their July visit to the International Space Station. During an all hands session, the astronauts thanked Stennis employees for providing main engines that gave them a "beautiful ride" aboard space shuttle Endeavour.
During their 16-day mission, the astronauts delivered the Japanese Experiment module's Exposed Facility and the Experiment Logistics Module-Exposed Section. The mission featured five spacewalks to install the equipment and perform other work on the space station. The crew shared a video of highlights from the mission with Stennis employees and signed lithographs.
Following their report, the astronauts traded commemorative plaques with Stennis Deputy Director Patrick Scheuermann. Astronauts visiting Stennis were: Chris Cassidy, Doug Hurley, Mark Polansky, Julie Payette, Thomas Mashburn and David Wolf.
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