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UNIQUE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR SPACE STATION RESIDENT



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington           June 30, 2003
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

Kylie Moritz
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

RELEASE: 03-221

UNIQUE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR SPACE STATION RESIDENT

     NASA Astronaut Ed Lu will celebrate his 40th birthday on 
July 1 while orbiting 240 miles above the Earth in the 
International Space Station. In honor of his birthday, 
Hawaii's governor, Linda Lingle, proclaimed July 1 'Edward 
Tsang Lu Day' in Hawaii.

Lu currently lives on the Space Station as the Expedition 7, 
NASA Space Station Science Officer along with Expedition 7 
Commander Yuri Malenchenko. Expedition 7 arrived at the 
Station April 28 to begin its six-month mission.

Lu considers Honolulu his hometown and has a great fondness 
for Hawaiian aloha shirts. Lu and Malenchenko have been seen 
sporting colorful new aloha shirts that arrived earlier this 
month on a Russian resupply spacecraft as a gift from their 
support team in Houston. Tuesday the Mission Control flight 
control team will wear aloha shirts to honor Lu's birthday.

A videoconference with Lingle is scheduled for 5:17 p.m. EDT, 
June 30. Video of the conference with Expedition 7 and Lingle 
will air in the NASA TV Video File July 1, beginning at noon, 
EDT. NASA TV is broadcast on AMC-2, Transponder 9C at 85 
degrees west longitude, vertical polarization, with a 
frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.

For information about NASA, human space flight, astronauts, 
and the International Space Station on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov




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