NASA will host almost 50 high school, college and university teams from 22 states at its 16th annual Student Launch competition and second annual Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) Challenge, April 13-16 in Huntsville and Toney, Alabama. These events engage students across the country in NASA’s Journey to Mars through hands-on activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Thursday, April 14 – NASA Astronaut Presentation
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Activities Building 4316, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, an International Space Station Expedition 44 and 45 crew member, will meet with students to talk about his career as an astronaut. A brief media opportunity will follow.
Media interested in covering Lindgren's visit should contact Tracy McMahan at 256-544-0034 no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Media attending events at Marshall must bring photo identification and proof of vehicle insurance to the Redstone Visitor Center at Gate 9, Interstate 565 interchange at Rideout Road and Research Park Boulevard. Vehicles are subject to a security search at the gate.