[sarex] STS-120 CREW MISSION

Arthur Rowe azrowe80 at verizon.net
Wed Sep 12 04:54:28 PDT 2007


Image above: Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and 
entry suits, the STS-120 crew members await the start of a training 
session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at Johnson Space Center. 
 From the left are astronauts Pamela A. Melroy, STS-120 commander; 
Daniel M. Tani, Expedition 16 flight engineer; George D. Zamka, STS-120 
pilot; Douglas H. Wheelock, Scott E. Parazynski, Stephanie D. Wilson and 
European Space Agency's (ESA) Paolo Nespoli, all mission specialists. 
Image credit: NASA-TO VIEW IMAGE GO 

STS-120 is the 23rd shuttle mission to the International Space Station, 
and will launch an Italian-built U.S. multi-port module for the station.

Retired Air Force Col. Pamela A. Melroy will command the STS-120 mission 
to take the Node 2 connecting module to the station. Melroy, a veteran 
shuttle pilot, is the second woman to command a shuttle. Marine Corps 
Col. George D. Zamka will serve as pilot. The flight's mission 
specialists will be Scott E. Parazynski, Army Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, 
Stephanie D. Wilson and Paolo A. Nespoli, a European Space Agency 
astronaut from Italy. Zamka, Wheelock and Nespoli will be making their 
first spaceflight.

Expedition 15/16 Flight Engineer Clayton Anderson will return to Earth 
from the space station aboard shuttle mission STS-120. That flight will 
carry his replacement, Daniel Tani, to the station. Tani will return on 
shuttle mission STS-122

More information about the SAREX mailing list