STS-131 Preflight Education Overview Briefing
Excerpts from a news briefing held at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, on March 9. The STS-131 mission of space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew will deliver a multi-purpose logistics module filled with science racks to be transferred to laboratories on the International Space Station. STS-131 also will feature three spacewalks. Discovery and its seven-member crew commanded by Alan Poindexter is targeted for an April 5th liftoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Center Contact: James Hartsfield, 281-483-5111
HQ Contact: John Yembrick, 202-358-1100
For more info: www.nasa.gov/shuttle
Cynthia McArthurTeaching from Space Program
Cut 1 (:19): “As you know the STS-131 crew will be activity engaged in robotic operations…and 3 of the mission specialists are women excellent role models for young girls interested in pursuing careers in Stem and studying STEM disciplines.”
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