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NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Visits China



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> Sept. 22, 2006
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> NASA ADMINISTRATOR MICHAEL GRIFFIN VISITS CHINA
>
> NASA Administrator Michael Griffin begins a trip to China this 
> weekend, marking the first time a NASA administrator visits the 
> country. 
>
> Griffin is making this visit at the invitation of Laiyan Sun, 
> administrator of the China National Space Administration. His visit 
> runs from Saturday to Thursday. The trip includes stops in Beijing 
> and Shanghai. During his trip, Griffin will tour a number of 
> aerospace facilities. 
>
> "My goal is to become acquainted with my counterparts in China and to 
> understand their goals for space exploration," Griffin said. 
>
> Senior NASA officials accompanying Griffin to China include Associate 
> Administrator for Space Operations William Gerstenmaier, Assistant 
> Administrator for External Relations Michael O'Brien and NASA 
> astronaut Shannon Lucid, all of whom have extensive experience 
> working with international space programs. 
>
> For updates on the NASA administrator's trip to China, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/about/highlights/griffin_china.html
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