Rachel Prucey
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
Dec. 14, 2009
RELEASE : L09-032
California Astronaut to Fly on Next Space Shuttle Mission Available for Media Interviews
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Steve Robinson, from Sacramento, Calif., will make his fourth journey into orbit on space shuttle Endeavour's next mission to the International Space Station. The STS-130 flight is targeted to launch in early February from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Robinson is available for interviews about the mission until Friday, Jan. 15.

The 13-day flight will deliver the Tranquility pressurized module, which will provide room for much of the space station's life support systems. Endeavour's flight will begin what is planned to be the final year of space shuttle operations, during which five shuttle missions are planned. The last currently is targeted to launch in September 2010.

To cover the STS-130 launch on-site, U.S. reporters must request credentials for Kennedy by Jan. 22. Media representatives should submit requests online at:

Reporters interested in interviews with Robinson should contact Gayle Frere at 281-483-8645 by Jan. 7 to reserve an opportunity.

For Robinson's complete biography, visit:

For the latest information about the STS-130 mission and crew, visit:

For the current schedule of remaining shuttle flights, visit:

The public can learn how to view a shuttle launch or landing in Florida at:


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