NASA Oct. 25th Town Halls On To Observe ISS’s 10th Anniversary

What: The 10th anniversary of human habitation of the International Space Station is Nov. 2, marking the date a decade ago when the Expedition 1 crew — Commander Bill Shepherd and Flight Engineers Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko — first docked with the station. Since then, some 200 explorers have visited the orbiting complex, 15 nations have contributed modules and hardware and more than 600 experiments have been conducted.

To observe these historic accomplishments, the agency will hold town hall symposiums at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.; Johnson Space Center in Houston; Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; and NASA Headquarters in Washington.

From developing modules and life support systems to coordinating science activities, Marshall has played a vital role in space station operations since the early years of development in the 1990s. Experts will discuss the years of hard work that have gone into making the space station a world-class, one-of-a-kind orbiting laboratory. After a moderator-led discussion, reporters will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Who: Marshall Center participants will include: Lybrease Woodard, manager, Marshall Operations Directors Office Annette Sledd, manager, Marshall Space Station Payloads Office Bob Bagdigian, manager, Environmental Control and Life Support Development Shawn Reagan, manager, Multipurpose Logistics Modules

When: Oct. 25 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. CDT (To ensure adequate security processing and badging time, members of the media are encouraged to arrive at the Gate 9 Visitor’s Center no later than 12:30 p.m. CDT)

Where: Marshall Center television studio, Building 4207, Rideout Road

To attend: News media interested in covering the event 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.

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