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STS120 launch

Astronaut Pamela Melroy , a U.S. Air Force colonel from Rochester, New York, and two-time shuttle pilot, will become the second woman to command a NASA shuttle when she leads the upcoming STS-120 mission to the International Space Station
Joining Melroy on the STS-120 mission - currently the fifth shuttle flight to fly after NASA's STS-121 spaceflight launches next month - are pilot George Zamka, mission specialists Scott Parazynski, Douglas Wheelock, Michael Foreman and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency (ESA).

The original 2004 Feb 19th launch of STS-120 was cancelled after the Columbia disaster. STS-120 was to have flown ISS Assembly mission ISS-10A. It would have delivered to the station the second of three station connecting modules, Node 2.

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