Costello meets with shuttle astronauts

WASHINGTON (KFVS/AP) - US Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL) met with a shuttle astronaut from Illinois on Wednesday.

Costello met Dr. Sandy Magnus, who is from Belleville, and Col. Doug Harvey in his Washington, D.C. office.

They discussed the last shuttle mission completed in July, and other NASA related topics.

Costello serves in the 12th District, which includes Belleville, East St. Louis, Alton and Carbondale.

Costello said in early October that he won't seek re-election in 2012.

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