NASA and the Queen


Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, will visit NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. today. The Queen has been visiting the U.S. in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia.
What does NASA have to do with the Queen? This visit follows a signing on April 19 of a statement of intent between NASA and the British National Space Centre that confirmed a mutual desire for discussions on specific areas of potential collaboration involving lunar science and exploration. The visit will include a tree planting ceremony at the Goddard visitor center and the Queen will have an opportunity to speak with the crew aboard the International Space Station.

Parts of the visit will be carried live on NASA TV or included in NASA video file feeds later today.