Ed Campion

Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX


Release: J00-38

The public is invited to share in the excitement of the recently
completed Shuttle mission to the International Space Station when the
seven member STS-101 crew shares its flight memories at 7:30 p.m. June
14 at Space Center Houston. In a special ceremony in Space Center
Houstonís IMAX Theater, the astronauts will receive their Space Flight
Medals, and other space workers will be recognized with awards from
Johnson Space Center Director George W.S. Abbey. The Atlantis crew will
narrate a slide show presentation and video about their mission. During
their 10-day flight, the STS-101 crew — Commander Jim Halsell, Pilot
Scott Horowitz, along with Mission Specialists Jeff Williams Mary Ellen
Weber, Susan Helms, Jim Voss and Yury Usachev — spent five days docked
to the Station, refurbishing and rejuvenating the orbiting facility with
four new batteries, 10 new smoke detectors, four new cooling fans, a
revamped communications system in the Unity module and 10 tons of other
supplies, including clothing and water. The Station now awaits the
arrival of its next component, the Russian Service Module “Zvezda”,
which is scheduled to be launched on a modified Proton rocket from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in July.

The STS-101 event, sponsored by NASA’s Johnson Space Center begins
promptly at 7:30 p.m. Due to limited seating and first-come,
first-served admission, visitors should arrive at Space Center Houston
beginning at 7:00 p.m.