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June 13, 2008

STS-124 Homecoming

After a succesful mission to the International Space Station, the STS-124 crew will be landing Saturday, June 14. The first landing opportunity is set for 10:15 a.m. EST at the Kennedy Space Center.
It will be live on NASA TV, or on the Web at:

Houston area NSS members and friends (children, too) are invited to join JSC Director Mike Coats at a Welcome Home at Ellington Field Hangar 990 (take Ellington exit off I-45) on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15 beginning at 4 p.m.(?CST)

The crew includes Commander Mark Kelly, Pilot Ken Ham and Mission Specialists Karen Nyberg, Ron Garan, Mike Fossum, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Akihiko Hoshide and Garrett Reisman, who is returning from space after a three-month stint aboard the International Space Station. Greg Chamitoff, who was launched with the STS-124 crew, traded places with Reisman during the mission, beginning his stay as a flight engineer and science officer during Expedition 17 on the station.

Marianne Dyson

NSS member

Posted by m_dyson at June 13, 2008 06:57 PM



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