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President Bush Calls the International Space Station



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468


> July 11, 2006
>
> Dean Acosta/Allard Beutel
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-1400/281-483-5111
>
>
>
> PRESIDENT BUSH CALLS THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
>
> President George W. Bush offered his best wishes to the crews of 
> NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery and International Space Station 
> Tuesday. In a private phone call from the White House at 10:35 a.m. 
> EDT, the president told the astronauts that they represent the best 
> of service and exploration, and he thanked them for the job they are 
> doing.
>
> A photo of the president making the call will be available on NASA's 
> space shuttle Web site:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
>
> The astronauts of the Discovery mission, STS-121, are in the seventh 
> day of their 13-day flight to the space station. Discovery docked 
> with the station last Thursday and will undock Saturday. Discovery's 
> mission objectives include testing new hardware and techniques to 
> improve shuttle safety, delivering supplies, making repairs and 
> taking a third crew member to the station.
>
> Visit the space shuttle Web site for the latest information on the 
> STS-121 mission. For information about other NASA missions and 
> activities, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/home
>
> 	
> -end-
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