Kennedy News

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center

Sept. 26, 2002
RELEASE : 89-02
Scuba Diver To Reunite With KSC Workers Who Helped Save Him
Jack Wilcox, a lobster diver who was rescued by the Freedom Star Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) retrieval team Sept. 11, is in good health after recovering from decompression sickness.

He will be reunited Monday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m., with the men who helped save him during a diving expedition 20 miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean.

The reunion with Wilcox and the United Space Alliance booster retrieval team will be held at the Hangar AF docks on the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Members of the media will have the opportunity to interview Wilcox and the SRB team, including Captain Dave Fraine, Jack Mullen, the USA retrieval supervisor aboard Freedom Star; Andy Fish, the retrieval diver and diver medical technician who attended Wilcox in Freedom Star's recompression chamber.

Media members who wish to attend the event should arrive at the NASA News Center by 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30 to be transported to the event. They will be returned to the News Center by 3 p.m.


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