Monday, March 23, 2009

NASA's Space Shuttle Mission Reports Now Available in Spanish

NASA has a variety of resources available for Spanish-speaking media interested in covering the ongoing space shuttle mission. The shuttle crew includes Puerto Rican astronaut Joseph Acaba, a former teacher who is now a fully-trained spacewalker.

For Spanish versions of status reports about the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station, visit:

For biographical information about current and former Hispanic astronauts, visit:

Acaba recorded a Spanish message to students before launching on his mission to the station. To view the video, visit:

NASA is providing continuous television and Internet coverage of the STS-119 mission, which is the 125th shuttle flight. NASA Television features live mission events, daily mission status news conferences and 24-hour commentary. NASA TV is webcast at:

The STS-128 mission, currently targeted to launch in August, will be the first to include two Hispanic astronauts, Jose Hernandez and Danny Olivas. To request interviews, contact Johnson Space Center at 281-483-5111.
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