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August 2, 2011

Last Endeavour crew to speak Thurs. at Hopkins

The last NASA crew to fly the space shuttle Endeavour will speak at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg Center on Thursday, Aug. 4. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. It is free and open to the Astronauts Hopkinspublic.

Astronauts scheduled to participate include Commander Mark Kelly, pilot Greg Johnson and mission specialist Mike Fincke. Also planning to be here is European Space Agency astronaut Roberto Vittori.

Kelly is married to Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. He has announced that he will retire from the astronaut corps on Oct. 1.

The members of the STS-134 crew landed June 1 at the end of their 16-day mission. They delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 to the International Space Station. They also lofted the Express Logistics Carrier packed with equipment to sustain the space station after the shuttle cargo service shut down.

The talk will be held in the Bloomberg Center's Schafler Autiorium. Parking is available in the parking garage off San Martin Drive, behind and adjacent to the Bloomberg Center.

For a campus map and parking information, go to  http://bsun.md/nBsiVI The Bloomberg Center is Building #56, and the parking deck is #58 on the map.

Posted by Frank Roylance at 4:51 PM | | Comments (0)
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Frank Roylance is a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He came to Baltimore from New Bedford, Mass. in 1980 to join the old Evening Sun. He moved to the morning Sun when the papers merged in 1992, and has spent most of his time since covering science, including astronomy and the weather. One of The Baltimore Sun's first online Web logs, the Weather Blog debuted in October 2004. In June 2006 Frank also began writing comments on local weather and stargazing for The Baltimore Sun's print Weather Page. Frank also answers readers’ weather queries for the newspaper and the blog. Frank Roylance retired in October 2011. Maryland Weather is now being updated by members of The Baltimore Sun staff
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