[sarex] PART OF STS-117 CREW AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS
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Jan. 8, 2007
Johnson Space Center, Houston
NEXT SHUTTLE ASTRONAUTS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS THIS WEEK
HOUSTON - NASA astronauts John D. "Danny" Olivas, an El Paso, Texas
native, and Chicago-area native Lee Archambault, members of the next
space shuttle mission targeted for launch in March, are available for
interviews by satellite this week.
It will be the first space flight for both Olivas and Archambault.
Olivas will make two spacewalks during the flight while Archambault,
an Air Force colonel, will serve as pilot of Space Shuttle Atlantis'
mission, designated STS-117. Atlantis' crew will deliver a third set
of huge solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics to the
International Space Station, setting the stage for additional
international laboratories to be added later this year.
Olivas will be available for interviews from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST
Wednesday, Jan. 10. B-roll of his training will air on NASA
Television from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Archambault will be available for interviews from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.,
Friday, Jan. 12. B-roll of his training will air on NASA TV at 5:30
a.m. PART OF
Both sets of interviews and b-roll will air on the NASA TV analog
satellite, located on satellite AMC-6, 72 degrees west longitude;
transponder 5C, 3800 MHz, vertical polarization, with audio at 6.8
With Olivas and Archambault on the mission will be Atlantis Commander
Frederick Sturckow, a Marine colonel, and mission specialists James
Reilly, Steven Swanson and Patrick Forrester. Atlantis is targeted
for launch no earlier than March 16 for a 12-day flight.
Olivas was raised in El Paso and graduated from Burges High School. He
received a bachelor's from the University of Texas-El Paso, a
master's from the University of Houston and a doctorate from Rice
Archambault considers Bellwood, Illinois, his hometown and graduated
from Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois. He received a
bachelor's and a master's from the University of Illinois-Urbana. He
is a graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School and has logged more
than 4,250 flight hours in 30 different aircraft.
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For more information about STS-117 and its crew, visit:
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