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Ohio Astronaut to Fly on Next Space Shuttle Mission

By SpaceRef Editor
August 5, 2008
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Ohio Astronaut to Fly on Next Space Shuttle Mission

Michael Good, who was born in Parma, Ohio, and considers Broadview Heights his hometown, will make his first journey into orbit on space shuttle Atlantis’ mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis is targeted to launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Oct. 8 at 1:34 a.m. EDT.

To cover the launch of Atlantis on-site, U.S. reporters must request credentials for Kennedy by Sept. 22 and foreign reporters by Sept. 12. Media should submit requests online at:

https://media.ksc.nasa.gov/

Mission Specialist Good is one of seven astronauts who will fly on the space shuttle’s fifth and final servicing mission to Hubble. The 11-day flight will include five spacewalks to make repairs and upgrades to the telescope, extending its life into the next decade.

Good attended Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1984 and his Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1986 from the University of Notre Dame.

For Good’s complete biography, visit:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/good-mt.html

For the latest information about the Hubble servicing mission and crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle

SpaceRef staff editor.