Crew members of the March Space Shuttle Columbia STS-109 flight, who
installed new equipment on the Hubble Space Telescope – NASA’s first
great observatory — and boosted it to a higher orbit, will visit the
Marshall Center Friday. Marshall engineers and scientists were
instrumental in designing Hubble so that parts could be serviced and
replaced in orbit.

What: Crew members of the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-109 &amp” who
serviced and upgraded the Hubble Space Telescope during their March
mission &amp” will visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Ala., Friday, April 26. The STS-109 astronauts performed a
total of five space walks in five consecutive days to replace Hubble’s
solar arrays and perform other enhancements on the 12-year-old

The crew will present "Silver Snoopy" awards to Marshall employees who
contributed to the success of the Space Shuttle or International Space
Station programs.

When: Friday, April 26

During their visit with NASA and contractor employees, the crew will:

10 -11 a.m. – Show a video and talk about their mission

11-11:30 a.m. – Sign autographs and meet with representatives of the
news media

12:30-2:30 p.m. – Present "Silver Snoopy" awards to Marshall team

2:45-3:15 – Address "Space Campers" at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Who: STS-109 crew – Commander Scott D. Altman, Pilot Duane G. Carey
and Mission Specialist Michael Massimino

Where: News media should check in at the Marshall Center Bldg. 4200
lobby security desk.

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact
Martin Jensen of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256)
544-0034. Media must enter at Redstone Arsenal Gate 1. Vehicles are
subject to security search at the gate. News media will need two photo
identifications and proof of car insurance.