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Mn. Astronaut Stefanyshyn-Piper Set for Interviews



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT AC #31468


> Oct. 10, 2006
>
> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
>
> Gray Hautaluoma
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-0668
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> MINNESOTA ASTRONAUT STEFANYSHYN-PIPER SET FOR INTERVIEWS
>
> NASA astronaut Heide Stefanyshyn-Piper, a Minnesota native who 
> performed two spacewalks during the Space Shuttle Atlantis' mission 
> in September, is available for satellite interviews from 7:30 to 9 
> a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 13. 
>
> Stefanyshyn-Piper and fellow spacewalker Joe Tanner installed a 
> 17.5-ton, bus-sized new section of a girder-like truss on the 
> International Space Station. Called the P3/P4 truss, the new 
> component includes a second set of huge solar arrays for the station 
> and a first giant rotary joint to allow the panels to follow the sun. 
>
>
> A native of St. Paul, Stefanyshyn-Piper is only the seventh woman to 
> have walked in space. Her flight, designated shuttle mission STS-115, 
> began a series of station assembly flights as challenging and complex 
> as any in space history. 
>
>  Piper's interviews will be carried 
> live on the NASA TV analog satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west 
> longitude; transponder 5C, 3800 MHz, vertical polarization, with 
> audio at 6.8 MHz. 
>
> For information about STS-115 and its crew, visit: 
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle 
>
> For Piper's biographical information, visit: 
>
> http://www11.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/stefanys.html
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