ASTRONAUTS WHO VISITED INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO ADDRESS LOCKHEED MARTIN EMPLOYEES
NEW ORLEANS, LA., 02-OCT-01 -- The STS-104 astronaut crew who successfully installed the Joint Airlock several months ago on the International Space Station will speak to employees at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility at 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 3.
In July the five astronauts joined the three-member crew living aboard the space station to activate the Airlock, which now allows astronauts for the first time to conduct spacewalks without the space shuttle being present.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems – Michoud Operations builds the Super Lightweight Tank in New Orleans that powers the astronauts into space.
The astronauts will address a general assembly of Lockheed Martin’s 2,300 employees at 1 p.m. Immediately afterward, the crew will be available to discuss their mission and other topics with the news media.
Reporters and photographers are invited to cover the astronaut visit and general assembly. Please call Harry Wadsworth at 257-0094 or Marion LaNasa at 257-1307 to arrange for credentials.