PORTLAND Two NASA astronauts from Vancouver and Eugene will be speaking about their recent mission in space during an upcoming event at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and Jim Dutton will also answer questions from visitors during the June 12 and June 19 events.

It s all part of OMSI's special 60th anniversary celebration of the Kendall Planetarium.

Dutton and Metcalf-Lindenburger were both part of a recent re-supply mission to the International Space Station. Dutton was the pilot on the crew of STS-131 and Metcalf-Lindenburger was a mission specialist.

Dutton is originally from Eugene, Oregon and now lives in Newberg. Prior to joining NASA, Metcalf-Lindenburger was an Earth science and astronomy teacher at Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington.

Dutton will visit OMSI June 12 with presentations at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the OMSI planetarium.

Metcalf-Lindenburger was scheduled to speak on June 19 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the OMSI auditorium.

All presentations will be comprised of a brief talk by the astronauts followed by questions from visitors.

The events are free, but space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve space at one of the presentations, email or call 503.797.4677 with your name, contact info, and number of people.

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