NASA to Air Astronauts Induction Ceremony

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 1 (UPI) — NASA TV says it will provide live coverage of the 2010 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony from the Kennedy Space Center.

The Saturday 2:30 p.m. EDT ceremony will involve the induction of former astronauts Guy Bluford Jr., the first African- American to fly in space; Ken Bowersox, pilot of the first maintenance mission to restore NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope; Frank Culbertson Jr., commander of the first space shuttle night landing at Kennedy; and Kathy Thornton, a mission specialist during the first three-person spacewalk flight.

Jon Cryer, Emmy Award winning comedian in the TV series “Two and a Half Men,” will host the event.

Biographies of Bluford, Bowersox, Culbertson and Thornton are available at

NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video are available at

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