Archive - Jul 7, 2009
Many of the SuitSat-2 team members will converge on Phoenix during the weekend of July 10-12 for a system integration party. The team expects to put all of the hardware modules together that have been developed in many parts of the country. SuitSat-2 System Engineer, Gould Smith WA4SXM said, "It is great to be at the point that we can start testing system operations with the hardware and software. The fun begins Friday July 10." You can keep up with the integration activities next weekend using Twitter and follow http://twitter.com/GGouldSmith.
NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez, set to fly aboard space shuttle Discovery in August, is providing insights about his training on Twitter in both English and Spanish. It will be the agency's first bilingual Twitter.
Hernandez, who considers Stockton, Calif., his hometown, grew up in a migrant farming family, travelling each year between Mexico and California. He did not learn English until the age of 12.
Hernandez, whose Twitter account is astro_jose, can be followed at:
News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., have been updated for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour. The shuttle's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 7:39 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 11.
On Tuesday, July 7, Endeavour's seven astronauts are scheduled to arrive at Kennedy at about 2 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage as Commander Mark Polansky makes a brief statement to reporters. Badged journalists planning to cover the event must be at Kennedy's news center by 12:30 p.m. for transportation to the Shuttle Landing Facility.