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Col. Steven Lindsey Available for Interviews Before Columbia Anniversary

Glenys Young

January 29, 2018

Lindsey will be the guest speaker at two events on the 15th anniversary of the Space Shuttle’s explosion.

WHAT: Texas Tech University's Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library will host a news conference with retired NASA astronaut Col. Steven Lindsey.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 31)

WHERE: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, 15th Street and Detroit Avenue on the Texas Tech campus


Col. Steven Lindsey

DETAILS: Lindsey is a veteran of five space flights in which he logged more than 1,500 hours. He served as the pilot on STS-87 in 1997 and STS-95 in 1998, and was the mission commander on STS-104 in 2001, STS-121 in 2006 and STS-133 in 2011. Before retiring from NASA in 2011, he served as Chief of the Astronaut Corps. He is now the senior director and co-program manager of Space Exploration Systems for the Sierra Nevada Corporation.

He will speak at two local events on Thursday (Feb. 1), which is the 15th anniversary of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia. At noon is the Texas Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc.'s annual scholarship luncheon, and at 5 p.m. is the grand opening ceremony for a special exhibit at the Silent Wings Museum, “Columbia: Fifteen Years After.” The exhibit is a collaboration between the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, the Silent Wings Museum and the Texas Aviation Heritage Foundation, Inc.

CONTACT: Monte Monroe, archivist, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-3063 or monte.monroe@ttu.edu

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