NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists will visit the greater Boston area July 7-11, 2015, to share the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

ISS veteran astronauts Cady Coleman, Sunita Williams, and Karen Nyberg will share their stories about life working and living in space. ISS scientist Kirt Costello, spacesuit systems engineer Su Curley, and Center for Advancement of Science in Space’s (CASIS) Director of Business Development Cynthia Bouthot will also participate.

On July 7 and 8, NASA will participate in the ISS Research and Development Conference. NASA’s Driven to Explore exhibit will be available for public viewing at Copley Square Park from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. EST each day.

On July 9, Williams will participate in events at the New England Aquarium, and the NASA Driven to Explore exhibit will be available from 9 a.m.-3 p.m at the aquarium complex. Visit for additional information. From 6:30-9 p.m., Nyberg will headline Nerd Night Boston at the Bell in Hand Tavern. For additional information visit

On July 10, visitors to both the Museum of Science and Northeastern University will have the opportunity to learn about NASA. The Driven to Explore exhibit will be at Northeastern’s campus from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meanwhile, at the Museum of Science from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., visitors may meet Nyberg and learn about spacesuit design and about the experiments taking place aboard the ISS.  Elementary school students may also participate in hands-on space activities at the museum. Visit http://www.northeastern.eduand for more details.

On July 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., the JFK Library will host the Driven to Explore exhibit, space suit activities, and a presentation by former astronaut Clay Anderson. Visit for more details.

NASA astronauts and staff will interact with the public via social media channels using the hashtag #NASAinBOS during the week. Social media users are encouraged to tag @NASA_Johnson, @ISS_Research, @ISS_CASIS, @Astro_Cady, @Astro_Suni, @AstroKarenN, and @Astro_Clay

Media interested in interviewing NASA personnel should contact Jay Bolden of Johnson Space Center’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs at 281-483-5111 or for available interview times and locations. 

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