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FIRST SPACE STATION FLIGHT CREW HARDWARE TO FLY ON STS-50/USML-1 MISSION

 FIRST SPACE STATION FLIGHT CREW HARDWARE
 TO FLY ON STS-50/USML-1 MISSION
 The first Space Station Freedom flight crew hardware will be tested during the STS-50/USML-1 Mission.
 The hardware consists of two foot restraints, developed by Boeing with subcontractor Grumman.
 One of the restraints will be tested on the glovebox/microscope rack and the other will be used to support crew operation on the crystal growth experiment oven.
 The restraints are space station flight hardware adapted to interface with Spacelab.
 Media/Photo/Interview Opportunity
 Col. Robert C. "Bob" Springer, former veteran NASA shuttle astronaut and now Project Element Integration manager for Boeing's manned systems will be on hand at the Cape for the launch of STS-50/USML-1. Springer will be available for interviews Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 to discuss the space station restraints being tested on the mission.
 To arrange an interview, contact Jim Keller of Boeing Public Relations, 205-461-2805 through Tuesday, June 23; or Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 at the Kennedy Space Center/NASA Press site, 407-867-2468, or at the Joint Industry Press Council (JIPC), 407-799-9304.
 Supporting photos and video are also available.
 CONTACT: Boeing Public Relations, 205-461-2805.
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