ASTRONAUTS WHO FLEW HISTORIC 100TH SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION TO VISIT MICHOUD
NEW ORLEANS, LA., 01-DEC-00 -- Members of the astronaut crew who made history by flying into orbit on the 100th Space Shuttle mission will visit the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility this Monday, December 4.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems – Michoud Operations builds the Super Lightweight Tank in New Orleans that powered the astronauts on their memorable journey six weeks ago to the International Space Station.
A general assembly for Lockheed Martin’s 2,400 employees will begin at 1:30 p.m. The astronaut crew will be available to discuss their 100th mission with the news media immediately afterward.
Earlier in their visit, the astronauts will present to selected Michoud Operations’ employees the Silver Snoopy awards – the highest accolade that the Astronaut Corps can bestow on those who build flight hardware.
Reporters and photographers who wish to cover the astronauts’ visit and general assembly can call Harry Wadsworth at 257-0094 or beeper 572-8233 to arrange for credentials.