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Astronauts Honored at the White House

	02.12.07

President Bush recognizes NASA astronauts Joan Higginbotham, right, and 
Robert Curbeam, during a ceremony honoring African-American History 
Month, Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, in the East Room at the White House in 
Washington. Curbeam and Higginbotham were crew members of Space Shuttle 
Discovery's STS-116 mission to the International Space Station in 
December 2006. It was the first shuttle mission with two 
African-American crew members.

President Bush called STS-116, "one of the most challenging missions in 
NASA's history" and added, "I really appreciate the fact that they are 
furthering humanity's path of discovery, and I appreciate the fact that 
you say loud and clear, our country is unlimited in its opportunities 
for people from all walks of life."
+ President Bush's Remarks 
<http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/02/20070212-5.html>

During the 13-day mission -- the 20th shuttle flight to the 
International Space Station -- the crew rewired the outpost's power 
system and continued constructing the station by installing the P5 
integrated truss segment. As the only STS-116 crew member to participate 
in all four spacewalks, Curbeam set a shuttle program record for the 
most spacewalks performed by one astronaut during a single mission. 
Higginbotham directed the transfer of 5,800 pounds of much-needed 
supplies and equipment to the station from the SPACEHAB single logistics 
module in the orbiter's payload bay.

Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


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