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Astronaut to Discuss Marathon Run in April 4 Interviews



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> April 2, 2007
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> John Yembrick
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0602
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> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111 
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> ASTRONAUT TO DISCUSS MARATHON RUN IN APRIL 4 INTERVIEWS
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> HOUSTON - NASA astronaut Suni Williams will discuss her upcoming 2007 
> Boston Marathon run aboard the International Space Station during 
> media interviews planned for Wednesday, April 4 at 1:20 p.m. CDT.
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> The Boston Globe and the New England Sports Network interviews with 
> Williams will be broadcast live on NASA Television. No other 
> interview opportunities will be available with Williams before the 
> marathon.
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> Williams, an accomplished marathoner, is an official entrant in the 
> Boston Marathon and will run the race on a station treadmill. She 
> qualified for the race, along with fellow astronaut Karen Nyberg, as 
> one of the top 100 female finishers in the January 2006 Houston 
> Marathon. Williams will be the first astronaut to officially run in a 
> marathon from space.
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> Due to the crew's work schedule, the date and time of her run on the 
> station may not coincide exactly with the April 16 marathon on Earth, 
> but mission control is working to match the events as closely as 
> possible. For more about the space station, its missions and crews, 
> visit:
> http://www.nasa.gov/station 
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> Television and still imagery of Williams' efforts are expected to be 
> available. Video of her training on the International Space Station 
> will air on NASA TV's Video File. For streaming video, downlink and 
> schedule information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
For more information about the Boston Marathon, visit:

 http://www.bostonmarathon.org/
 For more about the space station, its missions and crews, visit:
 http://www.nasa.gov/station
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