NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Rick Mastracchio, scheduled to fly aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour for the STS- 118 mission next year, will be featured guests at the Wings & Wheels Expo Aug. 20 at Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, N.J. The event is free and open to the public. It has drawn as many as 7,000 people in the past.

Kelly, commander of the upcoming mission, and Mastracchio, a mission specialist and spacewalker on STS-118, will sign autographs and answer questions from the public.

A New Jersey native, Kelly served as pilot on STS-103 in 1999 and has logged more than 191 hours in space. He is assigned as the space station branch chief within the Astronaut Office.

Mastracchio, who grew up in Waterbury, Conn., traveled 4.9 million miles and logged more than 283 hours in space on the Space Shuttle Atlantis for the STS-106 mission in 2000.

Wings & Wheels Expo is presented by the Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey and by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a service for the community and to support educational programs for area schools and residents.

For more information or to schedule media interviews, contact Sheena Oommen, Astronaut Appearances Office, at 281-244-8116.

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