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Six NASA Astronauts - Including D.C. Native - Available For Interviews



May 6, 2011

Joshua Buck 
Headquarters, Washington      
202-358-1100 
jbuck@xxxxxxxx 

MEDIA ADVISORY: M11-089

SIX NASA ASTRONAUTS - INCLUDING D.C. NATIVE - AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS

WASHINGTON -- The astronauts who flew aboard space shuttle Discovery's 
last flight will visit NASA Headquarters in Washington on Tuesday, 
May 10. They will give a presentation about their 13-day mission at 
11 a.m. EDT and will be available for media interviews from 2 p.m. to 
4 p.m. 

The STS-133 crew consists of Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe, 
mission specialists Alvin Drew, Nicole Stott, Steve Bowen and Michael 
Barratt. Drew was born in the District of Columbia and graduated from 
the city's Gonzaga College High School. 

The crew will share mission highlights with agency employees, their 
families and reporters in the NASA Headquarters' James E. Webb 
Auditorium, located at 300 E Street SW. The presentation will air 
live on NASA Television. Reporters must call 202-358-1100 to attend 
the presentation or to schedule an interview. 

STS-133 was the last mission for the longest-serving veteran of NASA's 
space shuttle fleet. Since 1984, Discovery flew 39 missions, spent 
365 days in space, orbited Earth 5,830 times and traveled 148,221,675 
miles. 

Discovery and its crew delivered to the International Space Station 
the Permanent Multipurpose Module, or PMM, which was converted from 
the multipurpose logistics module Leonardo. The PMM can host 
experiments in fluid physics, materials science, biology, 
biotechnology and other areas. 

STS-133 also brought critical spare components and the Express 
Logistics Carrier 4 to the International Space Station. Robonaut 2, 
or R2, became the first human-like robot in space and a permanent 
resident of the station. The mission's two spacewalks assisted in 
outfitting the station and completed a variety of other tasks 
designed to upgrade station systems. 

For more information about the STS-133 crew members and their mission, 
visit: 



http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/main 


For more information about the space station, visit: 



http://www.nasa.gov/station 


For NASA TV schedule information and links to streaming video, visit: 



http://www.nasa.gov/ntv 

	
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