STS-120 George Zamka

Marine Col. George Zamka has more than 4,000 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft. He will make his first journey into space as the pilot of space shuttle Discovery for the STS‐120 mission. Selected by NASA in 1998, Zamka has served in various technical and leadership roles in the astronaut office. He has been the lead for the shuttle training and procedures division and the supervisor for the astronaut candidate class of 2004. He will be responsible for orbiter systems operations and will help Melroy in the rendezvous and docking with the station. Zamka will undock Discovery from the station at the end of the joint mission. He will also be operating the shuttle robotic arm for various activities, including the handoff of the P6 truss.

STS-120 Shuttle Mission Press Kit – PDF download

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~ by tellinghistory on October 23, 2007.

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