March 14, 2014
MEDIA ADVISORY M12-14
Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana Presents Memento to Six-Year-Old Connor Johnson
Dreams do come true. Six-year old Connor Johnson of Denver, Colo., will have the opportunity to meet with astronauts and see space vehicles while at Kennedy Space Center this weekend.
NASA Kennedy Director Bob Cabana will present a memento to inspire the youngster at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday, March 15. Media are invited to photograph the event scheduled to take place at the Rocket Garden, where a Robot Rocket Rally is being held to celebrate NASA’s robotic marvels, including the engineering model of Robonaut’s legs that will be launched to the International Space Station on an upcoming mission.
Connor Johnson is continuing his dream of becoming an astronaut as a guest of the visitor complex. He and his family are making their first visit to the space center to explore the hands-on activities and robot demonstrations at the Robot Rocket Rally, enjoy Lunch With An Astronaut featuring space shuttle astronaut Sam Durrance, and encounter the Astronaut Training Experience with space shuttle astronaut Mike McCulley.
In December 2013, Connor launched an online petition to save NASA’s funding from budget cuts. Since the age of three, he has dreamed of becoming an astronaut and discovering new worlds and asteroids.
Cabana flew four missions as a NASA astronaut, logging 38 days in space as the pilot on STS-41 and STS-53 and the commander of STS-65 and STS-88. His fourth flight was the first assembly mission of the International Space Station in December 1998. He currently serves as the tenth director of Kennedy.
Media should arrive by 10:30 a.m. at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and proceed to the administration office for parking and to be directed to the presentation site. To make arrangements to attend and for directions, contact Andrea Farmer at email@example.com.
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