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Home From Space Station, New Jersey Astronaut Set for Interviews

By SpaceRef Editor
June 24, 2008
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HOUSTON — NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman of New Jersey, who returned to Earth June 14 after three months on the International Space Station, will be available for satellite interviews from 6 to 8 a.m. CDT on Friday, June 27.

Reisman arrived at the complex with the STS-123 shuttle crew in March, which installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kibo logistics module and the Canadian Space Agency’s Dextre robot. During his mission he conducted a spacewalk, totaling 7 hours and one-minute.

Reisman remained onboard the station complex, working as a NASA science officer in the U.S. Destiny lab and assisted with the activation of experiment facilities in the European Columbus lab. Reisman continued station assembly work for the STS-124 mission, during which space shuttle Discovery delivered the Japanese Kibo laboratory module and then served as his ride home.

To participate in the interviews, reporters should contact Stephanie Stoll at 281-483-9071 or 281-798-6335 by 3 p.m. Thursday, June 26. B-roll featuring highlights of Reisman’s mission will air at 5:30 a.m., before the start of the interviews.

Reisman was born in Morristown, New Jersey, but considers Parsippany his hometown. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics and in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a master’s and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He was selected as an astronaut in 1998.

Reisman’s biography is available at:

NASA’s live interview media outlet channel will be used to conduct the interviews. The channel is located on satellite AMC 6, transponder 5C, which is located at 72 degrees west, downlink frequency 3785.5 MHz, vertical polarity, FEC of 3/4th, symbol rate 4.3404 Mbaud.

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SpaceRef staff editor.