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Astronaut Rex Walheim Available for Interviews on NASA's Orion
Jun 22, 2012 (05:06 PM EDT)
HOUSTON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Rex Walheim will be available for live satellite interviews in front of a full-scale model of the Orion spacecraft from 6 - 7:30 a.m. CDT, Thursday, June 28. Interviews will originate at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The first space-bound Orion capsule is set to arrive at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida next week.
Walheim is the Astronaut Office's main liaison with the Orion Program. He provides input from an astronaut's perspective on Orion's design and testing process. Walheim was one of four NASA astronauts to fly on the final space shuttle mission, STS-135, in July 2011.
Walheim is a native of San Carlos, Calif., and a 1984 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He received a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force in May 1984, eventually serving as an instructor at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School before NASA selected him as an astronaut in 1996. He received a master of science degree from the University of Houston in 1989.
The NASA Live Interview Media Service (LIMS) satellite will be used for the interviews. LIMS satellite parameters will be provided by NASA to confirmed clients.
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