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U.S. Army Astronaut to share from space
Early Wednesday evening U.S. Army Astronaut Colonel Timothy Kopra began his travel to the International Space Station aboard the space shuttle Endeavor. For his first mission in space, COL Kopra will join Expedition 20 as a flight engineer after traveling to the ISS with the STS-127 crew. Throughout the mission, COL Kopra will be sharing his story about what itâ€™s like to be a U.S. Army Soldier aboard the ISS.
You can watch COL Kopra explain how the Army helped him prepare and train for the mission here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Dj0x1-nog
Iâ€™d also like to share the opportunity for you to submit questions to COL Kopra while he is in space. Questions can be submitted to COL Kopra by visiting http://www.goarmy.com/space.
As part of the U.S. Armyâ€™s NASA detachment, COL Kopra is currently one of four active duty Soldier astronauts. Facebook users can become a â€œfanâ€ or learn more about the U.S. Army Astronauts here: http://www.facebook.com/usarmyastronauts.