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 public.
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.