STS-120 Daniel Tani

Veteran space shuttle flyer Daniel Tani will serve as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station. He will travel to the station on STS‐120 and stay with Expedition 16. He is scheduled to return to Earth on Atlantis during STS‐122. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate, Tani joined NASA in 1996. He served in numerous roles, including the EVA Branch and as a Crew Support Astronaut for Expedition 4. Tani flew on STS‐108 in 2001 and has logged more than 11 days in space, including a spacewalk to wrap thermal blankets around ISS Solar Array Gimbals. During STS‐120, Tani will perform the second spacewalk and operate the station robotic arm for the P6 relocation, Node 2 installation and various spacewalk activities.

Source: STS-120 Shuttle Mission Press Kit – PDF download

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~ by tellinghistory on October 23, 2007.

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