From: Department of the Interior
Posted: Friday, June 6, 2003
Contact: Joan Moody of the U.S. Department of the Interior,202-208-6416
On Tuesday, June 10, Secretary of the Interior Gale A. Norton and NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will announce the location and name of a mountain peak in Colorado in memory of the seven Space Shuttle Columbia astronauts lost upon re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1, 2003.
They will be joined by Judge Paul Brown of Arlington, Va., father of the late astronaut David Brown and by officials of the U.S. Board of Geographic Names.
WHAT: Ceremony Announcing Naming of Mountain Peak in Memory of Space Shuttle Columbia Astronauts
WHEN: Tuesday, June 10, 2 p.m. EDT
WHERE: Room 5160, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. (Check in at C Street Security)
WHY: To honor Michael Anderson, David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel Clark, Rick Husband, William McCool and Ilan Ramo.
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