NASA Astronaut Ed Lu will celebrate his 40th birthday on
July 1 while orbiting 240 miles above the Earth in the
International Space Station. In honor of his birthday,
Hawaii’s governor, Linda Lingle, proclaimed July 1 ‘Edward
Tsang Lu Day’ in Hawaii.

Lu currently lives on the Space Station as the Expedition 7,
NASA Space Station Science Officer along with Expedition 7
Commander Yuri Malenchenko. Expedition 7 arrived at the
Station April 28 to begin its six-month mission.

Lu considers Honolulu his hometown and has a great fondness
for Hawaiian aloha shirts. Lu and Malenchenko have been seen
sporting colorful new aloha shirts that arrived earlier this
month on a Russian resupply spacecraft as a gift from their
support team in Houston. Tuesday the Mission Control flight
control team will wear aloha shirts to honor Lu’s birthday.

A videoconference with Lingle is scheduled for 5:17 p.m. EDT,
June 30. Video of the conference with Expedition 7 and Lingle
will air in the NASA TV Video File July 1, beginning at noon,
EDT. NASA TV is broadcast on AMC-2, Transponder 9C at 85
degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, with a
frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.

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