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Out of the Park and Outer Space, NASA Astronaut and Coach Lands at Little League Baseball World Series

August 18, 2010

HOUSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA astronaut and Little League coach Terry Virts will be honored at this year’s Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium. During his visit, Virts will make other appearances to educate and excite Williamsport youth about space exploration and NASA science research and technology that benefits life on Earth. Details of his appearances include:

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Thursday, August 19

1-2 p.m. – Presentation at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in Williamsport.

6 p.m. – Riding in Grand Slam Parade – kick off for the Little League World Series.

Friday, August 20

11 a.m. – Presentation of space shuttle mission patch at Little League World Series Opening Ceremonies at Volunteer Stadium.

2-4 p.m. – Public meet and greet at the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum.

Virts, originally from Columbia, Md., graduated with academic distinction from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and earned a Master’s Degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Selected as a pilot by NASA in July 2000, Col. Virts reported for training in August 2000.

Virts was STS-130 Pilot, Endeavour (February 8-21, 2010), carrying aloft the International Space Station’s final permanent modules: Tranquility and Cupola. During the 13-day 18-hour mission, Endeavour and her crew traveled more than 5.7 million miles and completed 217 orbits of the Earth, touching down at night at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

For complete biographical information about Virts and other astronaut information, visit:

www.nasa.gov/astronauts

For more about NASA and its programs, visit:

www.nasa.gov

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