NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara will virtually discuss her upcoming mission to the International Space Station during live interviews ahead of launch.
O’Hara will be available for limited interviews slated to begin at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 23. The interviews will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. Watch the interviews online at:
Interested media must respond no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 to Sarah Volkman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-483-9071.
O’Hara, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub, is scheduled to launch to the space station Friday, Sept. 15, aboard the Roscosmos Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. She will be a flight engineer and member of the Expedition 70 station crew.
O’Hara is making her first spaceflight after selection as part of the 2017 NASA astronaut class. The Texas native earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and a Master of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
At the time of her astronaut selection, O’Hara was a research engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, where she spent eight years working on the engineering and operations of underwater vehicles such as the human-occupied research submersible Alvin and the remotely operated vehicle Jason. O’Hara may be followed on X @lunarloral.
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