August 7, 2011
Rare Opportunity to Hear From Last NASA Shuttle Crew
SAN ANTONIO – The astronauts from NASA’s final space shuttle mission travelled 5,284,862 miles into space and back. At the National Conference of State Legislatures’ annual meeting this week, state policymakers will have a rare opportunity to see and hear from them and learn more about the country’s last voyage into space.
The crew of space shuttle Atlantis will address nearly 4,500 attendees at NCSL’s 37th annual Legislative Summit in San Antonio. The meeting will be Aug. 8–11 at the San Antonio Convention Center.
Members of the media are welcome to attend this event and hear about the astronauts’ experiences in space, but must register in the NCSL press room to obtain free media credentials.
What: Space shuttle Atlantis crew
When: Wed., Aug. 10
8:30 a.m. address to legislators
Crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis:
Christopher J. Ferguson, captain
Douglas G. Hurley
Sandra H. Magnus
Rex J. Walheim
NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.