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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4769

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
Jan. 12, 2007
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M07-007
 
 
Colorado Native Flying on Next Shuttle Available for Interviews
 
 
HOUSTON - NASA astronaut and Steamboat Springs, Colo., native Steven R. Swanson, a crew member of the Space Shuttle Atlantis' STS-117 mission, is available for interviews by satellite Jan. 17. The STS-117 mission is targeted for launch in March.

This will be the first space flight for Swanson. He will conduct one spacewalk and operate the shuttle and International Space Station robotic arms during the mission. Atlantis' crew will deliver a third set of huge solar arrays, batteries and associated electronics to the station, setting the stage for additional international laboratories to be added later this year.

Swanson will be available for interviews from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 17. B-roll of his training will air from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. To book an interview, call the NASA Johnson Space Center newsroom at 281-483-5111 or producer Stephanie Stoll at either 281-483-9071 or 713-508-0581 by 2 p.m. Jan. 17.

Interviews and b-roll will air on the NASA Television analog satellite, located on satellite AMC-6, 72 degrees west longitude; transponder 5C, 3800 MHz, vertical polarization, with audio at 6.8 MHz.

Swanson was born in Syracuse, New York and raised in Steamboat Springs. He graduated from Steamboat Springs High School, received a bachelor's from the University of Colorado, a master's from Florida Atlantic University and a doctorate from Texas A&M University.

For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about STS-117 and its entire crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle
 

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