NASA to Mark 10th Anniversary of Life on Space Station

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Oct. 21, 2010

Allard Beutel
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington



WASHINGTON -- NASA will commemorate the 10th anniversary of human 
life, work and research on the International Space Station (ISS) with 
an Oct. 27 series of roundtable discussions. The events at three NASA 
centers and headquarters in Washington will air live on NASA 
Television and the agency's website 

News media are invited to join NASA employees at participating centers 
to ask questions.

The events will feature former space station residents, key leaders 
and team members who have guided the station through its first 10 
years. Panelists at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida; Johnson 
Space Center in Houston; Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, 
Ala.; and NASA Headquarters in Washington will discuss the challenges 
and accomplishments of the station's first decade of assembly and 
research and consider the promise of the upcoming decade of 
microgravity research.

On Nov. 2, 2000, Expedition 1 Commander Bill Shepherd and Flight 
Engineers Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko became the first 
residents of the space station. Since then, 200 explorers have 
visited the orbiting complex, 15 nations have contributed modules and 
hardware, and more than 600 experiments have been conducted aboard 
the station.

The all-day discussions will begin with a 9 a.m. storytelling event 
featuring veteran Skylab astronaut Joe Kerwin. That event was 
recorded on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Johnson. The Oct. 27 schedule and 
list of participants are below. All times are Eastern. 

Kennedy Space Center
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

- Bob Cabana, director, Kennedy Space Center
- Josie Burnett, director, ISS and spacecraft processing
- Bill Dowdell, deputy director, ISS and spacecraft processing
- David Bethay, director, program management development, The Boeing 

New international media accreditation for this event is closed. U.S. 
reporters without long-term Kennedy credentials must apply for 
accreditation by noon, Oct. 26. Badges for this specific event may be 
picked up Oct. 27 starting at 6 a.m. at the Kennedy Space Center 
Badging Office on State Road 405. STS-133 mission badges also will be 
honored for this event. Media may pick up their STS-133 mission 
credentials from the Kennedy Space Center Pass and Identification 
Office on State Road 3 on Oct. 27 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. Reporters 
requesting accreditation must apply online at:

Johnson Space Center
1 - 2 p.m.

- Mike Suffredini, ISS program manager
- Peggy Whitson, NASA chief astronaut, Expedition 5 flight engineer 
and Expedition 16 commander
- Mike Lopez-Alegria, NASA astronaut and Expedition 14 commander
- Clay Anderson, NASA astronaut and Expedition 15 and 16 flight 
- John McCullough, chief, Flight Director Office
- John Vollmer, director of avionics and software for Boeing, NASA's 
prime contractor for the station

U.S. media interested in participating in Texas should contact the 
Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 26.

Marshall Space Flight Center
2 - 3 p.m.

- Lybrease Woodard, manager, Marshall Operations Directors Office
- Annette Sledd, manager, Marshall Space Station Payloads Office
- Bob Bagdigian, manager, Environmental Control and Life Support 
- Shawn Reagan, manager, Multipurpose Logistics Modules

Media interested in participating in Alabama should contact the 
Marshall Public and Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no 
later than noon Friday, Oct. 22. Media must report to the Redstone 
Visitor 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.

NASA Headquarters
3 - 4 p.m.

- Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations 
Mission Directorate
- Lynn Cline, deputy associate administrator for Space Operations 
Mission Directorate
- Mark Uhran, assistant associate administrator for International 
Space Station
- Mike Hawes, associate administrator for Independent Program and Cost 
Evaluation and former deputy associate administrator for 
International Space Station

Media interested in participating in Washington should contact call 
202-358-1100 no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 26.

For more information on the International Space Station, visit:  


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