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2013-05-31 16:20:39

HOUSTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Michael E. Fossum will deliver the commencement address for the 100th graduation ceremony at McAllen High School at 7 p.m. CDT Saturday, June 1. The graduation ceremony will take place at the McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen, Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fossum, a 1976 graduate of McAllen High School, is a veteran of three spaceflights. He spent 194 days in...

2012-03-23 10:20:30

HOUSTON, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently back from his command of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will make several public appearances in the South Texas area March 24-26. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fossum, who grew up in McAllen, Texas, is a veteran of three spaceflights. In his most recent mission, he served as commander of Expedition 29. He and his crewmates returned to Earth in a Soyuz...

2012-02-01 05:36:27

NASA and the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering invite the public to a discussion with three astronauts from recent International Space Station expedition missions at 5:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Hoff Theater inside the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. The crew members will give a video presentation about their mission and answer questions from the audience. Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets can be picked up...

2012-01-31 12:44:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering invite the public to a discussion with three astronauts from recent International Space Station expedition missions at 5:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Hoff Theater inside the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. The crew members will give a video presentation about their mission and answer questions from the audience. (Logo:...

2011-11-28 11:51:58

Just back from his command of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 1. Fossum completed 167 days in space as a member of the Expedition 28 and 29 crews during his third space flight. Altogether, Fossum has spent 194 days in space and performed seven spacewalks. He ranks seventh on the all-time list for cumulative spacewalking time. Fossum and his crewmates, Expedition 29...

2011-11-21 21:19:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three International Space Station crew members safely returned to Earth on Monday, wrapping up nearly six months in space during which NASA and its international partners celebrated the 11th anniversary of continuous residence and work aboard the station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum, Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Sergei...

2011-11-03 03:56:33

To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live, long-distance call for students with International Space Station resident and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum. Schools and students participating have strong military connections and were selected in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity. NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin and Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller will...

2011-10-19 03:58:09

Students gathered at Carver High School in Birmingham, Ala., will speak with Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum aboard the International Space Station at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 21. Media representatives are invited to attend. U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama also will join the students. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and include video of Fossum. To attend the event, reporters must contact Allison Abney in Sewell's office at 202-225-1710 or...

2011-09-23 16:17:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students in Edinburgh, Texas, will make a special call to the International Space Station and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum on Tuesday, September 27. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The event, which includes a video link with Fossum, will be broadcast live on NASA Television at 10:10 a.m. CDT. One thousand middle school students are expected to participate, including fifth through eighth grade students...

2011-09-15 12:24:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media opportunities are available in Denver and Boulder, including a live appearance from orbit by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, as NASA shares the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research on the station in Colorado during the month of September. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The agency will display its newest exhibit, "Destination: Station," at the Wings Over the...