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Ivelisse Gilman
(757) 864-5036
For Release:   March 5, 2001

Space Shuttle crew to visit NASA Langley today

The crew of Space Shuttle mission STS-105, Astronauts Scott J. Horowitz, Frederick Sturckow, Daniel T. Barry and Patrick G. Forrester will visit NASA Langley Research Center today, March 5, as part of their training for a Space Shuttle mission coming up this summer.

STS-105 will carry Langley’s Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE), the first attached science payload on the International Space Station. MISSE will investigate the effects of the space environment on a large variety of space materials which are candidates for future spacecraft.

During the mission, Astronauts Barry and Forrester will conduct a space-walk to attach the MISSE suitcase-like containers to the outside of the International Space Station. The containers will be retrieved after on year in orbit.

Reporters will be met at the NASA Langley main gate at the end of Armistead Avenue at 1:45 p.m.

Please call Ivelisse Gilman at 757-864-5036 if you are interested in coming.

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