NASA's Space Shuttle Crew in Washington, Available for Interviews

WASHINGTON -- NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space
shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 astronauts for a visit from Tuesday,
April 20, through Friday, April 23. The crew wrapped up a 14-day
journey in space of almost 5.7 million miles on Feb. 21.

Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists
Kathryn Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken
will share mission highlights with NASA employees, school children,
college students and the general public while in the nation's
capital. Reporters interested in covering the events or interviewing
a crew member should contact NASA's Office of Communications at

To kick off the visit, the crew will give a postflight presentation to
NASA employees, their families and reporters at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday,
at NASA Headquarters' James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E. St. SW. The
crew's presentation will air on NASA Television's education channel.
If space shuttle Discovery's landing coverage precludes live
coverage, NASA TV will replay the presentation later in the day.

The crew also will attend the Washington Nationals game against the
Colorado Rockies on Tuesday at Nationals Park. The astronauts will
participate in pregame activities and view the game, which is
scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. Virts will throw out the ceremonial
first pitch and be available for interviews upon request.

The STS-130 mission to the International Space Station included three
spacewalks and the installation of the Tranquility node, a module
that provides additional room for crew members and houses many of the
space station's life support and environmental control systems.
Attached to Tranquility is a cupola with seven windows that offers a
panoramic view of Earth, celestial objects and visiting spacecraft.
Tranquility and its cupola are the final major U.S. portions of the
station. The orbiting laboratory now is approximately 90 percent

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Source: NASA

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