NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a behind-the-scenes look at the science command post for the International Space Station when he visits NASA's Payload Operations Integration Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Oct. 28.
Journalists are invited to participate in the tour and media availability with Bolden at 11 a.m. CDT. Bolden will call space station Expedition 41 Flight Engineer Barry E. "Butch" Wilmore, who currently is living and working on the orbiting laboratory, at 11:30 a.m. from the control center. The phone call will be carried live on NASA Television.
The Marshall Payload Operations Integration Center allows researchers around the world to perform cutting-edge science in space by providing communications between investigators and the astronauts in orbit. Bolden also will chat with the expert payload operations team, which has helped conduct more than 1,500 science investigations and student experiments from 82 countries.
Media interested in attending must contact Jennifer Stanfield in Marshall's Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard by 10 a.m. on Oct. 28. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. Media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance.
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