Navigation Links
NASA Astronauts, Exercise Exhibit To Be At Houston Marathon Events
Date:1/11/2008

HOUSTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Runners and exercise enthusiasts of all ages are invited to visit NASA's exhibit and meet astronauts this weekend at the Roger Clemens Institute EXPO leading up to the Chevron Houston Marathon. The exhibit will be in the George R. Brown Convention Center - Hall D on Friday and Saturday.

Visitors can learn how astronauts exercise in space at the exhibit, which will feature information and a treadmill representative of one of the exercise methods on the International Space Station. NASA's exhibit will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

NASA astronauts Sunita Williams, Jose Hernandez and Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger will meet the public and sign autographs on Saturday. The autographs are 11 a.m. to noon for Williams, noon to 1 p.m. for Hernandez and 1 to 2 p.m. for Metcalf-Lindenburger. In addition to autograph sessions, the trio will participate in Sunday's marathon.

Williams is the record-holder for the longest duration spaceflight by a woman and most spacewalking hours by a female. She set the records during a 195-day mission aboard the International Space Station, which began Dec. 9, 2006, and concluded June 22, 2007. She served as a flight engineer for the station's Expedition 14 and 15 crews and accrued more than 29 hours working outside the station during four spacewalks. Williams became the first person to run a marathon in space in April when she ran the Boston marathon on the station's treadmill.

Hernandez was tabbed to join NASA's astronaut corps in May 2004. He is qualified for future flight assignment as a mission specialist. Prior to becoming an astronaut, Hernandez worked as an engineer for 14 years at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., and for three years at Johnson Space Center.

Metcalf-Lindenburger was selected by NASA in May 2004 and is qualified for future flight assignments as a mission specialist. Metcalf-Lindenburger has five years of experience teaching Earth science and astronomy.

Also making an appearance this weekend is Cosmo, NASA's inflatable astronaut. Cosmo will be at the EXPO exhibit on Friday and Saturday and will provide encouragement to the runners on race day at the marathon's half-way point at Richmond and Montrose.

Media members seeking information astronaut interview opportunities should contact Josh Byerly at 281-772-0125.

For more information on the Chevron Houston Marathon, visit:

http://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/

For more information about NASA and its programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov

NASA Johnson Space Center news releases and other information are available automatically by sending an Internet electronic mail message to Majordomo@listserver.jsc.nasa.gov. In the body of the message (not the subject line) users should type "subscribe hsfnews" (no quotes). This will add the email address that sent the subscribe message to the news release distribution list. The system will reply with a confirmation via E-mail of each subscription. Once you have subscribed you will receive future news releases via e-mail.


'/>"/>
SOURCE NASA
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Exercise program improves symptoms in arthritis patients
2. Exercise Your Right to Vote and Continue to Make a Difference by Giving Blood in 2008
3. Exercise Eases Some Menopause Symptoms
4. American Council On Exercise (ACE) 2008 Fitness Trend Predictions
5. Undiagnosed OSA patients have altered cardiovascular responses during exercise recovery
6. AlphaRx Officers and Directors To Exercise Options, Warrants and Retain Shares
7. Study Spotlights Exercise-Friendly Day-Care Centers
8. Alsius Corporation Announces Program for Early Exercise of Warrants
9. be(R) is Making Health Simple With Complimentary, Expert Online Diet, Nutrition and Exercise Advice
10. Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
11. Elderly at risk for physical disabilities exercise, improve physical function
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field ... Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families ... However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client ... elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is ... to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app ... medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, ... in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces their ... South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed for ... specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, the ... by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health Care. ... award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, "It,s ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a ... design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch of ... development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has ... exclusive access to enabling technologies to the new ... will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: