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Canadian Astronaut to Discuss Role on Next Shuttle Flight




SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468
> July 10, 2007
>
> Katherine Trinidad
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-3749
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> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
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> MEDIA ADVISORY: M07-085
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> CANADIAN ASTRONAUT TO DISCUSS ROLE ON NEXT SHUTTLE FLIGHT
>
> HOUSTON - Canadian Space Agency astronaut and physician Dave Williams, 
> who is set to launch in August aboard NASA's space shuttle Endeavour, 
> will be available for satellite interviews from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT(1900 TO 2100 UTC)on Friday, July 13TH, 2007 
> Williams, a former emergency room physician, will be making his second 
> spaceflight. He first flew as a mission specialist aboard space 
> shuttle Columbia on the STS-90 mission in April 1998. During the 
> Endeavour mission, designated STS-118, he will conduct at least two 
> spacewalks to continue assembly of the International Space Station. 
>
> The Canadian Space Agency selected Williams, a native of Saskatoon, 
> Saskatchewan, Canada, as an astronaut in 1992. He began training with 
> NASA three years later. His career includes participating in two 
> missions as a crew member in the Aquarius Underwater Research 
> Facility off the Florida coast.
>
> For complete biographical information about Williams, visit:
>
> http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/williams.html
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> For NASA Television downlink, schedule and steaming video information, 
> visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
>
> For more information about the STS-118 mission and its crew, visit:
>
> http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
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