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Kyle Herring May 31, 1995

RELEASE: 95-040


NASA 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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