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Dom Amatore
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

Expedition 27/28 Space Station Astronaut Ron Garan to Visit NASA's Marshall Center on Aug. 7
What & Who: Astronaut Ron Garan, who lived and worked nearly six months aboard the International Space Station, will visit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 7. Garan will share highlights from his 164-day mission in space -- from April 4 through Sept. 15, 2011 -- as part of the Expedition 27/28 crew. His mission included the last visit from a space shuttle to the station.

While aboard the station, Garan worked on a variety of microgravity experiments and received provisions from two shuttle missions to ensure the orbiting outpost had enough supplies and spare parts until new commercial resupply spacecraft were ready to join a suite of international cargo delivery vehicles.

When & Where: Tuesday, Aug. 7

10:35-10:55 a.m. CDT – Astronaut Ron Garan will be available for a brief question-and-answer session with news media in Building 4663, in the Payload Operations Center viewing room.

10:55-11:30 a.m. – Garan will hang his mission plaque in a ceremony in the Payload Operations Center.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance.

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