NASA TV to Air 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction May 5

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NASA TV to Air 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction May 5

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA Television will yield live coverage of a 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame initiation rite during 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 5. The rite will take place during NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

Joining a Hall of Fame this year are former astronauts Franklin Chang-Diaz, Kevin Chilton and Charles Precourt. Chang-Diaz, a maestro of 7 space convey flights, has logged some-more than 1,601 hours in space. Chilton, a commander on space convey Endeavour’s lass excursion in 1992, served as a commander of convey Atlantis’ STS-76 goal to a Russian space hire Mir in 1996. Precourt flew on 4 space convey missions from 1993 to 1998, 3 of that were to Mir. This will be a 11th organisation of space convey astronauts named to a Hall of Fame, bringing a sum series of space explorers inducted to 82.

More than 28 Hall of Fame astronauts have supposed invitations to attend a ceremony, including Mercury wanderer Scott Carpenter, Apollo wanderer Walt Cunningham and space convey wanderer Bruce McCandless.

Reporters meddlesome in covering a eventuality should hit Andrea Farmer during 321-449-4318.

For some-more information about a U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, visit:

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com

For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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