The public is invited to share the flight experiences of the STS-102
Space Shuttle crew and the International Space Station Expedition One
Commander Bill Shepherd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Space Center Houston.
In a special ceremony in Space Center Houstonís IMAX Theater, the
astronauts will receive their NASA Space Flight Medals, and other space
workers will be recognized with awards from Johnson Space Center Acting
Director Roy S. Estess. The Discovery crew, Commander Jim Wetherbee,
Pilot Jim Kelly, Mission Specialists Andy Thomas and Paul Richards, and
Shepherd will narrate a slide show and video presentation highlighting
their recent missions. The event begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. and is
free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a
first-come, first-served basis. Space Center Houston doors open at 6:00
p.m. to admit visitors; those arriving after the IMAX theater is filled
may watch the presentation in an adjacent theater at the visitor center.
For updated information, call the NASA Broadcast News Service at