March 9, 2011

NASA Administrator To Greet Discovery Crew, Talk With Students

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will greet space shuttle Discovery's astronauts on Wednesday after the crew's planned landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Bolden will make brief remarks live on NASA Television from Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility about the final mission for the agency's longest-serving shuttle and its place in space exploration history. Discovery has two Kennedy landing opportunities Wednesday at 11:57 a.m. and 1:34 p.m. EST. The remarks will take place about an hour after landing, following the crew's traditional walk-around under Discovery on the shuttle runway.

Prior to his remarks at the shuttle runway, Bolden will meet with about 50 eighth-grade students from McNair Magnet Middle School in Rockledge, Fla., who will attend Discovery's landing. They will discuss the accomplishments of Discovery's final flight and the importance of careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

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