Space Shuttle Atlantis Crew to Present Items Flown on Recent Mission to Rock Hall

Astronaut Michael Good of Broadview Heights, Ohio, along with four other crew members who flew aboard space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station in May, will visit Cleveland on July 12 and 13.

Joining Good are Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman and Steve Bowen.

The astronauts will give an overview of their experience to NASA and Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) personnel at OAI in Brook Park, Ohio, at 2:30 p.m. on July 12. An informal media opportunity will follow from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Reporters interested in attending should contact Sally Harrington at 216-433-2037 or the media relations office at 216-433-2901 by noon on Monday, July 12 to be cleared through security.

The crew will share highlights of their mission at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at 1:30 p.m. on July 13.  They also will tour the Museum and present Rock Hall President and CEO Terry Stewart with items that flew with the crew on the space shuttle.  The items demonstrate the significance of music in space flight, from morning wake-up calls to each astronaut’s personal choice of music to listen to while in space.  These items include the official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum flag, a copy of the lyrics for Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and the lyrics for Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”

Please note that a limited number of seats are available to Museum guests on a first-come, first-served basis.  However, the event will be streamed live on the Rock Hall’s website at www.rockhall.com.  There will be a link on the home page to the live stream.

An informal media opportunity will follow from 2:30 to 3 p.m.  Reporters interested in attending should contact Margaret Thresher at mthresher@rockhall.org or 216-516-1215.

During their mission, the crew delivered an Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian-built Mini Research Module to the International Space Station.  Atlantis was docked to the space station for seven days during which three spacewalks were conducted.  During the first spacewalk Reisman and Bowen installed a spare antenna and a stowage platform. On the second spacewalk, Bowen and Good replaced batteries on the P6 Truss that store solar energy. Good and Reisman, who were outside for the final spacewalk, replaced the last of the P6 Truss batteries and retrieved a power data grapple fixture for installation at a later date.
The STS-132 mission completed 186 orbits, traveling 4,879,978 miles in 11 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes and 2 seconds.

For Good’s biography, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/good-mt.html

For information about the STS-132 mission and crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts132/main/index.html

For Glenn connections to the STS-132 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/news/pressrel/2010/10-032_launch.html

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