What: Commander Mark Polansky and members of Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-116 mission will visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., Tuesday, March 6. The 13-day mission, which flew Dec. 9-22, 2006, successfully reconfigured the International Space Station’s power and cooling systems from a temporary setup to a permanent mode and added a new piece to the station’s backbone.

Who: Commander Mark Polansky and other STS-116 crew members

When: Tuesday, March 6

10:00 a.m. CST – Crew members will provide mission highlights in Morris Auditorium, Building 4200.

11:10 a.m. – Crew members will be available for news media interviews in the Video Teleconferencing Center, Room 106, Bldg. 4200.

Where: Marshall Center’s Building 4200: Morris Auditorium and Video Teleconferencing Center

To attend: News media interested in covering the event should contact the Marshall Public & Employee Communications Office at 256-544-0034 no later than Monday, March 5. Media must report to the Redstone Arsenal Joint Visitor Control Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road/Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and proof of car insurance. Visitor parking is available in front of Bldg. 4200 on the southwest side.

For supporting materials for this news release – such as photographs, fact sheets, video and audio files and more – please visit the NASA Marshall Center Newsroom Web site at: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news