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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

NASA Astronaut Talks Shop with Government Communicators

Joshua Buck
Headquarters, Washington
Brenda Cabaniss / Jay Bolden
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-244-8860 /

WASHINGTON -- NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mike Foreman will speak to representatives from federal, state and local governments at the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) 2012 Communications School near Washington on June 7.

Foreman's presentation begins at 4:30 p.m. EDT at the Sheraton National Hotel located at 900 S. Orme St. in Arlington, Va. He will discuss how communication is vital to the success of any government operation, including spaceflights.

Foreman was selected as an astronaut by NASA in June 1998. He flew on space shuttle missions STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-129 in November 2009. He has logged more than 637 hours in space, including 32 hours and 19 minutes during five spacewalks. In 2010, Foreman served as the chief of external programs at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. He currently is assigned to the Exploration Branch of the Astronaut Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, working on the Commercial Crew Program.

The NAGC is a national not-for-profit professional network of government employees who disseminate information within and outside government. Its members are involved in all aspects of government communication from writers and graphic artists to broadcasters and information specialists.

Media interested in attending Foreman's presentation should contact Glen Thomas of NAGC at 901-619-4536. To schedule an interview with Foreman, contact Brenda Cabaniss of the Astronaut Appearances Office at 281-244-8860 by noon EDT on Wednesday June 6.

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