Sally Harrington
Media Relations Office

July 15, 2009
International Space Station Astronaut Mike Fincke Visits Glenn
CLEVELAND -- Astronaut E. Michael Fincke, a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and commander of International Space Station Expedition 18, will share highlights of his six months aboard the space station with NASA Glenn Research Center's employees.

Members of the news media are invited to attend the employee briefing at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 17. There will be an informal media opportunity following the briefing at 2 p.m. This event will take place in the Development Engineering Building located on the north side of Brookpark Road across from the airport.

The Expedition 18 crew worked with a variety of experiments that will help with planning future missions to the moon and beyond. Some of the experiments, designed at Glenn, involve practical solutions to extended mission challenges such as repairing electrical components and fighting fire in microgravity. Other experiments examined fundamental fluid physics and combustion science principles.

As part of his visit, Fincke will meet with researchers to review the Glenn experiments he worked on during the mission.

Reporters interested in attending the briefing must register with Sally Harrington at 216-433-2037 or the Media Relations Office at 216-433-2901 by noon on July 16 to be cleared through security.

For information about ISS Expedition 18, visit:


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