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April 2, 2001

Linda Matthews-Schmidt
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Release: J01-33

NASA/JSC Special Event Features STS-98 Astronauts

The public is invited to share the flight experiences of the five-member STS-98 crew at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at Space Center Houston. In a special ceremony in Space Center Houston’s IMAX Theater, the astronauts will receive their NASA Space Flight Medals, and other space workers will be recognized with awards from Johnson Space Center Acting Director Roy S. Estess. The Atlantis crew will narrate a slide show and video presentation highlighting the recent 12-day mission. During the flight, STS-98 crew Commander Kenneth Cockrell, Pilot Mark Polansky and Mission Specialists Marsha Ivins, Robert Curbeam, Jr., and Thomas Jones delivered and installed the United States Laboratory “Destiny” to the International Space Station.

The event begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Due to limited seating and first-come, first-served admission, visitors should plan to arrive early. Space Center Houston doors open for the event at 6:00 p.m.


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