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posted 09-08-2008 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for researcher   Click Here to Email researcher     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My next vote for STS-130's CDR/PLT seats is:
  • George Zamka, CDR
  • Terry Virts, PLT

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posted 09-08-2008 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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My next vote for STS-130's CDR/PLT seats is...
Pretty safe bet. And either Jim Dutton and/or Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger will be assigned as MS. After that, there will be no un-assigned rookies in the Astronaut Office other than Naoko Yamazaki.

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posted 09-08-2008 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Cassutt   Click Here to Email Michael Cassutt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Re unflown astros and future assignments, earlier this year Lindsey told the office that all unflowns (meaning eligible unflowns) would be assigned as of STS-131, so you might still see a rookie on that mission.

It's doubtful that he was including internationals in that statement, since their assignments are usually made at a higher level.

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posted 10-06-2008 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So who will be assigned to STS-130?

I think it's a good bet that George Zamka will be named as CDR, with Terry Virts as PLT, and either Jim Dutton and/or Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger as MS.

My 2-cent prediction:

  • CDR: George Zamka
  • PLT: Terry Virts
  • MS: Steve Robinson
  • MS: Anna Fisher
  • MS: Stanley Love
  • MS: Jim Dutton

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posted 11-05-2008 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to SpaceFacts website, the crew for STS-130 will be:
  • George Zamka, Cdr
  • Terry Virts, Plt
  • Kay Hire, MS
  • Steve Robinson, MS
  • Bob Behnken, MS
  • Nicholas Patrick, MS
  • Ron Garan, MS

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posted 12-05-2008 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-130. The STS-130 mission will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics.

Marine Col. George Zamka will command the shuttle Endeavour during STS-130, targeted for launch in December 2009. Air Force Col. Terry Virts, Jr., will serve as the pilot. Mission specialists are NASA astronauts Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Behnken, Nicholas Patrick, Kathryn Hire and Stephen Robinson. Virts will be making his first trip to space.

Zamka was born in Jersey City, N.J., and grew up in several cities including Medellin, Colombia. He received a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master's degree in engineering management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He served as the pilot on STS-120.

Virts was born in Baltimore and considers Columbia, Md., his hometown. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master's degree in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Behnken recently flew as a mission specialist on STS-123. Behnken holds bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering and physics from Washington University in St. Louis. He also has master's and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Behnken was born in Creve Coeur, Mo.

STS-130 will be the second flight for Nicholas Patrick, who flew as a mission specialist on STS-116. Patrick was born in North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom and considers London and Rye, N.Y., his hometowns. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hire will again serve as a mission specialist on her second spaceflight. Her first was STS-90. She holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master's degree in space technology from the Florida Institute of Technology. She was born in Mobile, Ala.

Stephen Robinson is a veteran of three spaceflights. Flying on STS-85, STS-95 and STS-114, he has logged more than 830 hours in space. He was born in Sacramento, Calif., and holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from the University of California and master's and doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.

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