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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl Originally from: NASANews@hq.nasa.gov Original Subject: NASA NAMES STS-108 SHUTTLE CREW, STATION EXPEDITION FOUR CREW
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 29, 2001
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      Original Subject: NASA NAMES STS-108 SHUTTLE CREW, STATION EXPEDITION FOUR CREW
      Original Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 14:10:24 -0500 (EST)

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      Kirsten Larson
      Headquarters, Washington, DC January 29, 2001
      (Phone: 202/358-0243)

      Doug Peterson
      Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
      (Phone: 281/483-5111)

      RELEASE: 01-11

      NASA NAMES STS-108 SHUTTLE CREW, STATION EXPEDITION FOUR CREW

      Astronauts have begun training for the STS-108/Utilization
      Flight-1 mission to rotate International Space Station crews and
      to deliver experiments and scientific racks for the station's
      U.S. Laboratory, Destiny.

      Dominic L. Gorie (Capt., USN) will command Space Shuttle
      Endeavour on STS-108, scheduled for launch late in 2001. The
      pilot is Mark E. Kelly (Lt. Cmdr., USN). Mission Specialists
      Linda M. Godwin and Daniel M. Tani round out the dedicated-
      Shuttle crew.

      With them aboard Endeavour on its flight will be the Expedition
      Four crew, commanded by cosmonaut Yuri Onufrienko, a Russian Air
      Force colonel. Two astronauts, Daniel W. Bursch (Capt., USN) and
      Carl E. Walz (Col., USAF), complete the Expedition Four crew.
      They will replace the Expedition Three crew, commander Frank
      Culbertson and cosmonauts Vladimir N. Dezhurov, a Russian Air
      Force lieutenant colonel, and Mikhail Turin, who will return to
      Earth on Endeavour.

      Gorie will be making his third trip to space. He served as pilot
      on both STS-91 in 1998 and STS-99 in 2000. Kelly, selected as an
      astronaut candidate in 1996 and making his first space flight,
      has held technical positions in the Astronaut Office at NASA's
      Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, since completing his initial
      training.

      Godwin has served as the deputy chief of the Astronaut Office in
      addition to flying on three previous shuttle missions, STS-37 in
      1991, STS-59 in 1994, and STS-76 in 1996. During the 1996
      mission she performed a six-hour space walk at the Mir space
      station. Tani, another space rookie, was selected as an
      astronaut in 1996 and has been assigned various technical duties
      including support to the extravehicular activity (space walk)
      function in the Astronaut Office.

      All members of the Expedition Four crew have previously flown in
      space. Onufrienko served as commander on Mir-21 in 1996. Walz
      flew on STS-51 in 1993, STS-65 in 1994 and STS-79 in 1996.
      Bursch flew aboard STS-51 in 1993, STS-68 in 1994, and STS-77 in
      1996.

      A complete list of all astronauts and their biographical data
      can be found on the Internet at:

      http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/

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