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Marta Metelko
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1642)

Edgar E. Loyd
Department of Agriculture, Washington
(Phone: 202/720-4623)
November 12, 2003
First Native American Spacewalker Speaks At Special Program
NASA astronaut Commander John B. Herrington will address employees and guests of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday, November 13, 2003 from 10 to 11 a.m. EST in the Jefferson Auditorium, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington.

Commander Herrington will share his experiences as the first Native American to walk in space during the mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, which launched Nov. 23, 2002. The program will include remarks from USDA Deputy Secretary Jim Moseley and a musical performance from "Casper," a Native American musical group.

Media representatives interested in attending should contact Edgar E. Loyd, USDA public affairs, at: 202/720-4623.

Media organizations interested in interviewing Herrington should contact Marta Metelko, NASA public affairs at: 202/358-1642.

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