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NASA TV to Air U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame Induction on Saturday

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
June 1, 2010
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U.S. astronaut Ken Bowersox


NASA Television will provide live coverage of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2010 induction ceremony on Saturday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The ceremony will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.

Joining the hall of fame this year are former astronauts Guy Bluford Jr., the first African- American to fly in space; Ken Bowersox, pilot of the first maintenance mission to restore NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope; Frank Culbertson Jr., commander of the first space shuttle night landing at Kennedy; and Kathy Thornton, a mission specialist during the first three-person spacewalk flight.

Jon Cryer, Emmy Award winning comedian in the TV series “Two and a Half Men,” is hosting the event. NASA Administrator and former astronaut Charles Bolden will introduce one of the inductees.

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