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Shuttle Crew to be Honored at Walt Disney World, Available for Satellite Interviews


WASHINGTON - The seven space shuttle Endeavour astronauts who returned to Earth Aug. 21 will be honored in a day of ceremonies at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sept. 10.

The Endeavour crew will be available for local and satellite interviews from Walt Disney World beginning at 6 a.m. EDT. Interested media should contact Nicole Zamecnik at 407-560-3525 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6.

To make arrangements to cover the day’s activities, contact Keith Wheeler at 407-566-5317. The schedule of events includes:

6-9:45 a.m. - Media interviews with the crew members
10-10:15 a.m. - Plaque Dedication - Mission: SPACE, Epcot
10:30-11 a.m. - Media interview opportunity, Mission: SPACE, Epcot
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Education session, Base21 Siemens VIP Center, Epcot
1:30-2:15 p.m. - Astronauts answer questions from park guests, Mission: SPACE, Epcot
2:45-3:15 p.m. - Crew members serve as honorary grand marshals of the Magic Kingdom’s afternoon parade, Main Street, U.S.A., Magic Kingdom.

The 11:15 a.m. NASA education session will include students from the Oak Ridge High School Aviation and Aerospace Academy Magnet Program in Orlando, Fla., the Osceola High School Aviation Academy in Kissimmee, Fla., and Orlando-area fourth- and fifth-graders. It will be webcast live on NASA’s Web site and at:

Video highlights will be fed via satellite by Walt Disney World from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. EDT and from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. EDT Sept. 10 on C-Band Analog (36Mhz): Galaxy 26, Transponder 11, Downlink: 3920 V, Audio: standard 6.2/6.8.

The Endeavour crew members are Commander Scott Kelly, Pilot Charlie Hobaugh and mission specialists Tracy Caldwell, Rick Mastracchio, Barbara R. Morgan, Alvin Drew and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Dave Williams.

For the webcast and more information about NASA and agency programs, visit:


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