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Official NASA Communication 98-205

Official NASA Communication 98-205

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Jennifer McCarterHeadquarters, Washington, DC November 16, 1998(Phone: 202/358-1639)Doug PetersonJohnson Space Center, Houston, TX(Phone: 281/483-5111)RELEASE: 98-205THIRD U.S. SPACE STATION ASSEMBLY CREW NAMEDAstronaut James D. Halsell, Jr. (Lieutenant Col., USAF) willcommand the third Space Shuttle mission to carry cargo to spacefor the International Space Station in August 1999.Joining Halsell in the flight deck for mission STS-101 aboardAtlantis will be Pilot Scott J. Horowitz, Ph.D. (Lieutenant Col.,USAF). Rounding out the crew are Mission Specialists Mary EllenWeber, Ph.D.; Edward Tsang Lu, Ph.D.; and Jeffrey N. Williams(Lieutenant Col., USA).As the third International Space Station assembly flight, themission will carry internal logistics and resupply cargo forstation operations. The equipment will further the outfitting of the Russian Service Module."STS-101 will bring important components and equipment to thegrowing Station assembly," said James D. Wetherbee, Director of Flight Crew Operations and Deputy Director of NASA's Johnson SpaceCenter, Houston. "This talented crew brings a great deal of experience and skill to make this key mission a success."STS-101 will be Halsell's fifth mission, and his third ascommander. Selected as an astronaut in 1990, he flew as pilot onSTS-65 in 1994 and STS-74 in 1995, and as commander on STS-83 andSTS-94 in 1997. Horowitz served as pilot in his two previousmissions: STS-75 in 1996 and STS-82 in 1997.Weber, a Mission Specialist onboard Discovery on STS-70, willbe on her second space flight. Lu also will be on his secondspace trip; his first was STS-84 which docked to the Mir SpaceStation. Mission Specialist Williams will be making his firstspace flight.

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