International Space Station Expedition Two crew members Jim Voss, a
native of Opelika, Ala. and graduate of Auburn University, and Susan
Helms will visit NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Ala., Tuesday, Oct. 30. During Voss and Helms’
five-month watch, the Space Station’s joint airlock –
Quest – was installed and the Destiny laboratory was outfitted
with science equipment racks. Both Quest and Destiny were built in
Huntsville by Boeing. Quest, a doorway to space, allows crew members
to make spacewalks when a Shuttle isn’t docked to the Station. The
Marshall Center also is responsible for managing Space Station science


During their visit with NASA and contractor employees, the crew

9:30 – 10 a.m. – Meet with news media

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

11 -11:30 a.m. – Meet employees and sign autographs


Astronauts James S. Voss and Susan J. Helms


Marshall Center’s Morris Auditorium in Bldg. 4200

To attend:

News media interested in covering the event should contact Judy
Pettus of the Marshall Media Relations Department at (256) 544-0034 no
later than Monday, Oct. 29. Media must report to Gate 1 at Memorial
Parkway South, Martin Road exit. Vehicles are subject to security
search at the gate. News media will need two photo identifications and
proof of car insurance.