HOUSTON -- NASA's next space shuttle crew will answer questions
submitted by YouTube users in both English and Spanish during the
upcoming mission to the International Space Station. The crew is
targeted to launch on the STS-128 mission in late August,
Questions may be submitted at:
Several questions will be selected to be answered live from orbit by
the crew during a special event that will be broadcast on NASA
Television. STS-128 astronaut Jose Hernandez, one crew member who
will answer questions, is providing insights on his training in both
English and Spanish via Twitter. To follow him, visit:
Shuttle Discovery's 13-day flight will deliver supplies and equipment
to the station and a new crew member. The station equipment includes
new science hardware and experiments, additional sleep quarters, an
air purification system and the COLBERT treadmill.
Astronaut Rick Sturckow will command Discovery. He will be joined by
Pilot Kevin Ford and Mission Specialists Pat Forrester, Hernandez,
Danny Olivas and European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang.
NASA astronaut Nicole Stott will fly to the complex aboard Discovery
to begin a scheduled three-month mission as a station resident,
replacing NASA's Tim Kopra, who will return home on Discovery.
STS-128 is the first shuttle mission to feature two Latino astronauts
among the crew. Hernandez and Olivas are both of Mexican descent.
For more information about the STS-128 mission and its crew, visit:
For more information about the International Space Station, visit:
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