Dana Davis/Rob Lazaro
Johnson Space Center, Houston

RELEASE : J09-010
Endeavour Astronaut Lands in Kerr County
HOUSTON—NASA astronaut Robert "Shane" Kimbrough will launch this year’s reading celebration at 8 a.m. May 28 at Starkey Elementary School in Kerrville, Texas. The theme for this year’s celebration is "Reading Takes You Out of this World."

During the school visit, Kimbrough will show a video and give a firsthand account of his recent spaceflight to the International Space Station. Following the presentation, there will be a brief question-and-answer session.

Kimbrough completed his first space mission in 2008 as a member of space shuttle Endeavour’s STS-126 crew. He logged 15 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes and 37 seconds in space including 12 hours and 52 minutes accumulated during two spacewalks.

Highlights of the almost 16-day mission included expanding the living quarters of the space station by delivering a new bathroom, kitchenette, two bedrooms, an exercise machine and a water recycling system.

Endeavour returned to Earth on Nov. 30, 2008, traveling 6.6 million miles over the course of 250 orbits.

For more information about the school visit, contact Dana Davis, Astronaut Appearances Office, at 281-244-0933.

For more information about Kimbrough, visit:


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