Kyle Herring May 31, 1995
SPACEWALKERS SELECTED FOR SECOND HUBBLE SERVICING MISSIONNASA has selected four astronauts to conduct spacewalks
for the second flight to service the Hubble Space Telescope in early 1997.
Astronauts Mark C. Lee, Gregory J. Harbaugh, Steven L.
Smith and Joseph R. Tanner will be the extravehicular activity crew for Space Shuttle mission STS-82.
The mission plan, scheduled to include at least three
spacewalks, currently includes changeout of two science
instruments and a data interface unit. The instruments are
the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph and the Near Infrared Camera Multi-Object Spectrometer.
Lee, 42, (Colonel, USAF) has flown on three Shuttle
missions -- STS-30 in May 1989, STS-47 in September 1992 and
STS-64 in September 1994. He conducted the first untethered
spacewalk in ten years during his last mission. Lee will act
as Payload Commander for this servicing mission. He earned a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980. He was born in Viroqua, WI.
Harbaugh, 39, is a member of the STS-71 flight crew
scheduled to dock with the Russian Space Station Mir in June
1995. He has flown on two previous Shuttle missions -- STS-39 in April 1991 and STS-54 in January 1993. In addition to
conducting a spacewalk on STS-54, Harbaugh also served as the backup spacewalking astronaut on the first Hubble
servicing mission in December 1993 and was the spacecraft communicator in Mission Control for the five spacewalks during the flight.
He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of
science degree in astronautical engineering in 1978 and
received a master of science degree in physical science from
the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 1986. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Harbaugh considers Willoughby his hometown.
Smith, 36, flew on STS-68 in September/October 1994.
He served as a payloads officer in Mission Control prior to
becoming an astronaut. Smith earned a master of science
degree in electrical engineering in 1982 and a master of
science degree in business administration in 1987, both from
Stanford University. He considers San Jose, CA, his hometown.
Tanner, 45, flew on STS-66 in November 1994. Prior to becoming an astronaut, he was a research and instructor pilot, specializing in Shuttle landing techniques in the Gulfstream Shuttle Training Aircraft and T-38 trainers. Tanner earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1973. He is from Danville, IL.
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