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For Release: October 18, 2002

Lori J. Rachul
Media Relations Office


NASA Astronauts Carl Walz and Dan Bursch-Space Station Expedition Four Crewmembers - To Visit Glenn

Cleveland native Astronaut Carl Walz (Col. USAF) and Daniel Bursch (Captain, USN) who served as Flight Engineers Expedition Four on the International Space Station, will visit NASA's Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, October 21.

During their visit to Glenn, Walz and Bursch will meet with teams from the Space Directorate to review hardware and experiment performance and results. In addition, they will share a mission overview and personal reflections of their 196 days in space with Glenn civil servant and contractor employees.

As part of their trip, Walz and Bursch will be available to speak with news media at 1 p.m. Media representatives interested in participating in this opportunity must contact the Glenn newsroom (216-433-2901) by 10 a.m. October 21.

The Expedition Four crew of three (Walz, Bursch, and Russian Cosmonaut Yury Onufrienko) launched on December 5, 2001 aboard STS-108 and docked with the International Space Station on December 7, 2001. During their 6-1/2 month stay aboard the Space Station, Walz and Bursch broke the U.S. space flight endurance record. The previous record was 188 days. Walz also holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space with 231 days, and Bursch is second with 227 days. The Expedition Four crew returned to Earth aboard STS-111, with Endeavour landing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., on June 19, 2002.

Additional information about Walz and Bursch is available on the Internet at:

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