What & Who: Astronaut T.J. Creamer, who lived and worked more than five months aboard the International Space Station, will visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 25. Creamer launched aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Dec. 20, 2009, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and docked with the space station two days later. For the next 161 days, he served as a flight engineer and NASA science officer on Expeditions 22 and 23.

Creamer and his crew members supported three space shuttle missions that delivered the U.S. Tranquility module, put the finishing touches on U.S. laboratory research facilities and attached the Russian Rassvet laboratory to the station. The Expedition 23 crew returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz on June 1, landing in central Kazakhstan.

Where & When: Wednesday, Aug. 25

9:45-10:05 a.m. CDT- Creamer will be available for a brief question-and-answer session with news media in Building 4663, in the Payload Operations Center viewing room.

10:30-11:30 a.m. – Creamer will provide mission highlights to Mission Operations Laboratory employees in Building 4663.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 24. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Building 4200 on the southwest side.

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