Nebraska Astronaut on Next Space Shuttle Mission Available for Media Interviews

Press Release From: Johnson Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2010

image Clayton Anderson, of Omaha, Neb., will make his second journey into orbit on space shuttle Discovery's next mission to the International Space Station. The STS-131 flight is targeted to launch April 5 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Anderson, who previously spent 152 days in space as part of the STS-117 and Expedition 15 crews, is available for interviews about the upcoming mission until Tuesday, March 9.

The 13-day flight will deliver supplies, a new crew sleeping quarters and science racks that will be transferred to the station's laboratories. Anderson will conduct all three spacewalks during the mission. Discovery's flight is one of only four remaining shuttle missions planned before the fleet is retired. The last shuttle flight is currently targeted to launch in September 2010.

To cover the STS-131 launch on-site, reporters must request credentials for Kennedy by March 24. Media representatives should submit requests online at:

Reporters interested in interviews with Anderson should contact Gayle Frere at 281-483-8645 by March 3 to reserve an opportunity.

For Anderson's complete biography, visit:

For the latest information about the STS-131 mission and crew, visit:

For the current schedule of remaining shuttle flights, visit:

The public can learn how to view a shuttle launch or landing in Florida at:

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