Worldwide Week of Space

NASA astronaut - Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper will visit Ukraine to celebrate Worldwide Space Week.

Heidemarie notes that she is Ukrainian, American and German by nationality. Intrigued?)Then here are some more interesting facts from our guest's biography:

- Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper is a graduate of one of the most renowned technical universities in the world the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MTI,

- Ms. Stephanyshyn-Piper's first flight took place on September 9, 2006. STS-115 (Atlantis Reusable Ship) - was the first space mission to the International Space Station (ISS) after the destruction of the Columbia ship,

- Heidemarie Stefanishin-Piper became the eighth female NASA astronaut to launch into outer space, with a total duration of 12 hours 8 minutes,

- second flight, that lasted 14 days, took place on November 15, 2008. US STE-126 launched the American shuttle Endeavor as part of the STS-126 mission. The Ukrainian became part of a crew of seven astronauts. The flight program included maintenance and retrofitting works on the outer surface of the station.And that is not all that makes Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper a distinguished and well-known personality.

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