March 23, 2009
NASA honors astronaut Thomas Mattingly
The U.S. space agency says it plans to honor astronaut Thomas Mattingly with the presentation of an Ambassador of Exploration Award.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said Mattingly will be honored for his contributions to the U.S. space program. The presentation will be made during a Thursday ceremony at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama, where the award will be placed on display.
Mattingly is one of a few Apollo astronauts who also flew aboard the space shuttle.