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For release: 09/17/04
Release #: 04-234

Expedition 8 Space Station crew member Michael Foale, holder of U.S. record for time in space, to visit Marshall Center Sept. 22

What: International Space Station Commander and Science Officer Michael Foale will visit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Wednesday, Sept. 22. After spending 194 days onboard the Station on the recent Expedition 8 mission, Foale became the U.S. record holder for most cumulative time in space, having logged 374 days, 11 hours and 19 minutes in space. Expedition 8 - the eighth research mission to the Station -- began in October 2003 and ended in April 2004.

Who: Michael Foale, Expedition 8 Commander/NASA Space Station Science Officer

When: Wednesday, Sept. 22

  • 9-9:20 a.m. - Foale will be available for news media interviews in the Payload Operations Center
  • 10-11 a.m. - Foale will show a video and talk about his mission

During his visit with NASA and contractor employees, Foale will present a multimedia program of "home movies" about his highly successful long-duration adventure in space on board the International Space Station. He also will discuss the fundamental goal of America's Vision for Space Exploration to advance our country's scientific, security and economic interests through a robust space exploration program.

Where: News media should check in at Bldg. 4200 at the lobby security desk.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034. Media must report to Gate 1, Martin Road exit at South Memorial Parkway. Vehicles are subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.

For supporting materials for this news release - such as photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more - please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at:

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