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October 17, 2002

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston

NOTE TO EDITORS: #J02-106 -- Media Invited to Attend Astronaut John Young Houston Hall of Fame Dedication, "Discover Nasa Day"

Members of the media are invited to attend two local events Friday and Saturday capping off World Space Congress•2002 activities.

The Houston Hall of Fame showcase for veteran NASA astronaut and moonwalker John Young, a Houston resident for 40 years, will be unveiled by Mayor Lee P. Brown in a ceremony to dedicate the Hall of Fame at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the George Bush Grand Ballroom of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. During the ceremony, Young’s Hall of Fame showcase, which includes a portrait, plaque and personal artifact, will be unveiled.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center will host a free event, “Discover NASA Day: Astronauts, International Space Station and Beyond...” opening the doors of the World Space Congress to the public. NASA astronauts will be on hand for presentations and autographs, while the Discovery Channel’s newly released Return to Hubble will be showing in the General Assembly Theatre. Members of the space shuttle crew that serviced the Hubble Space Telescope earlier this year will discuss their mission. Astronaut Dan Bursch, who returned to Earth last June after a U.S. record-setting 196-day stay in space including 189 days aboard the International Space Station, will recount his spaceflight experiences. Activities will take place in the General Assembly Hall at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Media interested in attending the Hall of Fame induction should contact the office of Houston Mayor Lee Brown at (713) 247-2024.


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