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        Leadership                                                                                     SUPPLIER
        Graham Webb, PWR general manager of Florida and
                                                                                                       March 11, 2009
        Mississippi Operations, has accepted a position with
        Pratt & Whitney engineering to lead Next Generation
        Product Family initiatives.                                   Meet
        Steve Bouley, PWR general manager of Califor-                 Joe Sylvestro
        nia Operations, will be heading to east for his new           Vice President of Operations &
        position in West Palm Beach as general manager of             Supply Management
        Florida and Mississippi.                                                           1) Where did you go to elemen-
                                                                                           tary school? High School?
        Ron Ramos, Expendable Propulsion Programs Direc-                                   I grew up in Waterbury, CT, which
        tor, will take the leadership as general manager of                                is a small city but I also had
        California Operations.                                                             access to forests, ponds and lakes
                                                                                           where I could fish. I attended
        Jim Maus will be running a consolidated Expendable                                 Gilmartin Elementary School and
        Propulsion Program, reporting to Steve Bouley.                                     Holy Cross High School. I went to
                                                                                           school with more or less the same
        Joe Sylvestro has been promoted to Vice President of                               kids all through high school.
        Operations and Supply Management reporting to Jim             2) Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
        Maser.                                                        Mrs. Lamontayne. She was my 2nd grade teacher. I
                                                                      was just smitten. She was loved by all her students.
        These changes will help the organization continue             When she walked out into the playground, we would
        along the road of full integration within PWR, bal-           all go running and stand around her and hold her hand.
        ance the responsibilities across the organization and         She was fun, very nice. She was somebody you
        create a more centralized customer focus.                     wanted to be with.                     continued on page 5

        In This Issue:                                        PWR Supplier News Team
        Leadership Annoucement                                  Editor                                         Design
        Meet Joe Sylvestro
                                                                Linda Weaver                                   Graphics & Publications
        Supplier Advisory Council
        Info Tech                                               Contributing Writers:                          Printing
        Buyer Profiles                                           Linda Weaver Kim Carrell                       Reprographics
        NASA Engineers Complete Engine Test Series I Rocket     Eldrin Cruz                                    PWR News


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                                                                      process and lessons learned. There was overall agree-
        Supplier Advisory                                             ment that the process is long and hard but well worth
                                                                      the effort. If there is interest in the Supplier Gold pro-
                                                                                                                                   PWR - Canoga Park Buyers
        Council (SAC)                                                 cess, please contact Linda Weaver at Linda.weaver@
                                                                      pwr.utc.com for more information.
                                                                                                                                   Elliot Bostick –                                               Grace Gawronski –
                                                                      Our NASA customer presented a preliminary process
                                                                      plan for required Government Source Inspection on
                                                                                                                                   PWR Canoga Park, CA                                            PWR Canoga Park, CA
                                                                      the J-2X program. Members asked questions and
                                                                      made suggestions regarding possible improvements             How long have you been                                         How long have you been
                                                                      to the plan. NASA will continue to seek out supplier         with PWR and what have                                         with PWR and what have
                                                                      feed back while developing the source inspection plan        your roles been?                                               your roles been?
                                                                      for J-2X.                                                    Approx. 6 months in Supply Man-                                I have been with PWR for 11.5
                                                                                                                                   agement - I am a buyer dedicated                               years starting as an MRP Analyst
                                                                      Dino Lovasco presented the status on the three teams         RS-68 program and have been                                    supporting the International Space
                                                                      that are working to improve the Electronic Certificate        working closely with my manager in order to support            Station program for 7 years.
                                                                      of Conformance process. This is an ongoing effort            the senior buyers and learning the practices of major          After the Space Station program wound down, I sup-
                                                                      and improvements will be made in stages. Thanks to           subcontracting and negotiation. I have taken a sup-            ported Laser Programs also as an MRP Analyst and
                                                                      all the suppliers who responded to recent surveys.           port role at this time, and have no dollar authority and       took on an assignment as a Rocketdyne Furnished
                                                                                                                                   need to further hone my skills prior to engaging in            Materials Analyst for 4.5 years.
                                                                      This group will meet again early next year. If you           larger contracts.
                                                                      have any concerns or issues you would like the group                                                                        My current job assignment is still a Rocketdyne Fur-
                                                                      to discuss please contact any of the SAC members:                                                                           nished Materials Analyst and additionally I took on
        The SAC met at Spincraft in N. Billirica, MA on Sep-          Baker Hill Industries: Matt Ricci, Tel (954) 752-3090,       Where did you work or go to school before                      the role of a buyer for machine parts about a year ago,
        tember 23, 2008. This group meets two or three times          FMH: Wayne Fullen, (714) 751-1000, HR Textron:               PWR?                                                           so I’m quite busy these days.
        a year at PWR in California or Florida and at one of          Cliff Sasada, (800)235-3330, Hoefner: Jerry Hoefner,         Whittier College - I was hired a year out of college,
        our supplier member’s facility. At this meeting, there        (626) 443-3258, Howmet: Bill Smith, (757) 825-               and I graduated with a bachelor of arts with a major           Where did you work or go to school before
        were three main areas of discussion, Supplier Gold,           6993, Irvine Electronics: Onnig Zerounian, (949)250-         in Business administration.                                    PWR?
        Government Source Inspection and the Electronic               0315, LeFiell: Raman Venkat, (800) 451-5971,                                                                                Prior to being employed at PWR, I was employed
        Certificate of Conformance.                                    Metalex: Werner Kummerle (513) 489-0507, Mooney              Hobbies/interests outside of work?                             at Standard Tool and Die Company (STADCO) as a
                                                                      Industries: Brian Mooney, (818) 998-0199, Spincraft:         I enjoy weightlifting at the rec. center, my max in            Master Scheduler for 6 years.
        Several of the SAC members are on the road to Sup-            Len Paolilo, Rich Morganti, (978) 667-2771, or               bench is 385, squat is 525, clean 315. I am currently          Before STADCO I held a position for 6 years at
        plier Gold. Each member shared their company’s                Linda Weaver at PWR (818) 586-3686.                          involved in a ping - pong club in Winnetka, and I              Hydro-Mill, CO. now known as Triumph Co. At this
                                                                                                                                   have played Piano at several weddings in the last year         company, I began as a Manufacturing Planner and was

        InfoTech Aerospace Services (IAS) – Puerto Rico                                                                            and I have been playing piano at church, Calvary
                                                                                                                                                                                                  promoted to a Program Manager position responsible
                                                                                                                                                                                                  for the Boeing Seattle company account.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  I was born in Poland where I worked as Architect for
        Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) has engaged 2                The IAS team met with J-2X personnel along with Gen-                                                                        12 years.
        Supply Chain coordinators from IAS, Puerto Rico, a            eral Procurement personnel the week of 7/14. The IAS
        subsidiary of Pratt & Whitney, to assist us in perform-       team was provided an overview of the various Programs
        ing certain Purchase Order follow up activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hobbies/interests outside of work?
                                                                      and introduced to key program personnel. Training in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  My favorite hobbies are; needlepoint, gardening, and
                                                                      various systems to be utilized was conducted.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  collecting various antique silverware and trinkets. I
        IAS Provides Engineering and Supply Chain services
                                                                                                                                                                                                  relish spending time with my family especially my
        for UTC and Non-UTC companies in areas of Aero-               IAS representatives will be contacting suppliers to verify
                                                                                                                                                                                                  two grandsons and granddaughter, ages 8, 6, and
        space Engineering, Mechanical Design, and Software            that new orders have been received when they are re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. When time and opportunity allows, I very much
        Development for military, commercial and industrial           leased to the supplier. They will also be making calls to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  enjoy traveling around the world including my native
        applications. IAS provides skilled US labor while             verify that parts ordered by us will be delivered on time
        maintaining the price and resource advantage of being         and to obtain status of orders that are in process.
        offshore.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      continued on pg. 4
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         Canoga Park Buyers, continued from page 3                     November 2002 to April 2004
                                                                                                                                     Meet Joe Sylvertro, continued from page 4
                                                                       Advance Engine Programs – East Hartford, CT                   6) What were your favorite subjects in school?                 13) What is your proudest moment?
        Pamela Cintia –                                                Lead Tech,EngSvc-Eng&Sci                                      Science. I liked chemistry and was also good in Eng-           Watching my family grow up, and knowing it’s a direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                    result of our efforts.
        PWR West Palm Beach, FL                                          • XTC-68/1 Program Manager Assistant responsible for        lish literature – reading, writing.
                                                                       assisting Program Manager with all elements of accom-
                                                                       plishing successful Preliminary Design Review March           7) Who was your best friend growing up? What                   14) What college/university did you attend? What did
        How long have you been                                                                                                                                                                      you major in?
                                                                       2004. Responsible for the timely development and ac-          did you guys like to do?
        with PWR and what have                                         curate submittal of the XTC68/1 Quarterly CDRL Status         I have a strong contingent of friends from my elemen-          I graduated with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering
        your roles been?                                               Reports.                                                      tary and high school years who I am still close with. It       from the University of Hartford. I earned my MBA from
        I started with PWR on August 28,                                 • As a member of the Advanced Programs Execution            is safer to say we did it all, and leave it at that.           Purdue University Krannert School of Business.
        1989. Following is a list of posi-                             ACE Team - I was responsible for gathering and compil-
        tions I have held during the last                              ing past and present cost, schedule, and turn back data       8) As a teenager, what kind of car did you drive?              15) Have you ever lived in a foreign country? Which
        19 years:                                                      which showed how to improve cost and schedule perfor-         The car I remember the most was a 1966 Oldsmobile              one? What brought you there? What did you do there?
        November 2007 to Present                                       mance on Advanced Demonstrator Cores and Engines.             F85 which was only a couple years younger than me.             I lived in Singapore for three years for Pratt & Whitney.
        Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne – West Palm Beach, FL                                                                             It was a cool car.                                             Singapore was fantastic. It was nice living in a culture
        Sr. Purchasing Analyst                                         Where did you work or go to school before                                                                                    that is significantly different than the U.S. Everyday was
          • Responsible for processing new requirements for                                                                          9) Did you ever crash the family car?                          an opportunity to experience something new. The fast
        contract labor and engineering outsource to satisfy
                                                                       PWR?                                                                                                                         pace of life there fit me well.
                                                                       Prior to starting with Pratt in 1989 I worked in the Palm     I did all the real damage to the family car: A station
        internal customer requirements.                                                                                              wagon with wood panels. No big accidents. Bumping
                                                                       Beach County School system for two years.
          • Perform the duty of ACE Co- Pilot for the Supply                                                                         into cars in front of me, pulling around a corner and          16) What is your favorite vacation spot? Why?
        Chain Management cell to support the 2008 PWR-                                                                               popping a tire. I don’t remember doing anything too            My favorite type of vacations are beach oriented, kicking
                                                                       I lived in Saudi Arabia with my husband who was on
        WPB roadmap objective of “Drive performance with                                                                             silly. The station wagon was so big, how could I not           back somewhere. I have backpacked in Nepal, hiked the
                                                                       assignment with the Peace Sun Program through Pratt &
        ACE Gold behavior”.                                                                                                          go up over the curve? I now drive an Infiniti G35; I            Himalayas. That was pretty cool. It was a six-day trek:
                                                                       Whitney from 1982 - 1987. This experience allowed us
                                                                                                                                     never crashed it.                                              Me, a friend and 12 sherpas carrying all our stuff! We
                                                                       the opportunity to travel the world.
        May 2004 to October 2007                                                                                                                                                                    had hot meals, tents and chairs. We were in the 8,000- to
        Pratt & Whitney Military Aftermarket Services –                                                                              10) Did you collect anything?                                  12,000-foot range most of the time. The peaks around us
        Oklahoma City, OK                                              Hobbies/interests outside of work?                                                                                           were 18,000 feet. I also visited Vietnam - sightseeing and
                                                                                                                                     I’m into boating and fishing in South Florida, so I
        Purchasing Analyst                                             I am considering returning to school for my masters de-                                                                      touring. But my favorite spot ever was Phee Phee Island
                                                                                                                                     collect the equipment associated with that: rods, reels,
        I Provided Non Product / Services support to:                  gree - that will take care of any free time...                                                                               on the southern tip of Thailand. These islands are so sharp
                                                                                                                                     lures. I’m in search of catching my first sail fish (akin
          1. Eagle Supply (OKC/JAX)                                                                                                  to the marlin or sword fish). I’m on a mission.                 and rise out of the ocean very quickly. They build the
          2. PWOC (STC/HMC)                                            I am also a recent first time grandmother so my main “in-                                                                     cabins in the side of the hills.
          3. F119 Field Services (Edwards, Nellis, Ft. Worth,          terest” at this time would have to be my grandson!
                                                                                                                                     11) Do you have any children?
        Marietta, Langley, Tyndall)                                                                                                  My wife Lauri and I have three kids -- Olivia, 15;             17) Why such remote places?
          4. 1-Source Tooling Procurement Greece                                                                                     Joseph, Jr., 12; and Mitchell, 5.                              New and different. In going to these faraway places, it
                                                                                                                                                                                                    adds to my overall experience.
        Meet Joe Sylvertro, continued from front cover                                                                               12) What do you do in your spare time?
                                                                                                                                     Raise my children. Their schooling and activities con-         18) What is the one thing most people don’t know about
        3) Who had the most influence in your life growing              4) As a child, what did you want to be when you grew          sume the majority of my time outside of work. Olivia           you?
        up? Why?                                                       up? Why?                                                      is a competitive gymnast. My sons play baseball and             I can’t hear out of my left ear. Sometimes people are
        My parents. Their values are the values I have today           An engineer. I liked to build things – bikes, go-carts --     basketball. We go to all the events together whenever          talking to me and they think I’m ignoring them. I devel-
        without question. Those lessons include hard work:             and fix cars, that sort of thing. I once built a really big    possible. Also, with my move to Florida, I have been           oped a virus six years ago. It was a freak thing. I woke
        In order for you to reap the benefits of something,             skateboard ramp, seven feet off the back. It was so dan-      learning about offshore fishing, and that has been              up one day and felt dizzy. Some kind of virus attacked a
        you must put the effort into it. You need to enjoy             gerous that parents had to cart it away.                      great fun and a learning experience. I never really            nerve that connects to the brain.
        what you have. We’re fortunate people. We should                                                                             considered fishing dangerous until I started going out
        live our lives with that understanding. I try to instill       5) Did you play childhood sports? High school sports?         onto the open sea. That is a game-changer relative to          19) Is there anything you want to do, but haven’t yet?
        that in my own children.                                       Yes - Baseball, football and tennis all the way through       the small lakes and ponds of my youth.                         I want to skydive. The speed – I know it will be an
                                                                       school                                                                                                                       adrenaline rush. I get a kick out of that – the thought of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    flying through the air.
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                                                                                                                                         NASA Sets Launch, continued from page 6                      spacewalks. The payload bay will carry two large
                                                                                                                                                                                                      External Logistics Carriers holding two spare gy-
        NASA Engineers Complete Engine Test Series                                                                                       backbone support for external equipment and spare
                                                                                                                                         components, including the Mobile Base System. Lee
                                                                                                                                                                                                      roscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump
                                                                                                                                                                                                      modules, an ammonia tank assembly, a spare latch-
        For Ares I Rocket                                                                                                                Archambault will command the 14-day flight that
                                                                                                                                         will include four planned spacewalks. Joining him
                                                                                                                                                                                                      ing end effector for the station’s robotic arm, a spare
                                                                                                                                                                                                      trailing umbilical system for the Mobile Transporter
        HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Engineers at NASA’s Mar-                  propellants into the system. The propellants flow into the
                                                                                                                                         will be pilot Tony Antonelli and mission specialists         and a high-pressure gas tank. Canadian Space Agen-
        shall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., have           generator’s combustion chamber, where they are sparked
                                                                                                                                         John Phillips, Steve Swanson, Joseph Acaba, Richard          cy astronaut Bob Thirsk will return home aboard
        completed a series of tests on a key component of the         into life by pyrotechnic igniters installed in the side of the
                                                                                                                                         Arnold and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency                Discovery with its crew, which has yet to be named.
        J-2X engine. The J-2X powers the upper stage of the           main combustion chamber.
                                                                                                                                         astronaut Koichi Wakata. Wakata will replace Sandy           STS-129 marks the 31st shuttle mission devoted to
        Ares I rocket, which will launch human explorers to                                                                              Magnus on the station as a flight engineer. STS-119           station assembly.
        the International Space Station and to the moon.              Once combustion is initiated, hot gases flow into the
                                                                                                                                         marks the 28th shuttle flight to the station.
                                                                      turbine. The combustion gas provided by the generator
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dec. 10 -- Endeavour (STS-130 / 20A) will close
        The test on Aug. 15 was the last of 20 in this series,        drives the turbomachinery, which delivers high pressure
                                                                                                                                         May 15 -- Endeavour (STS-127 / 2JA) sets sail on             2009 with its 24th mission to deliver the final con-
        concluding the second of four planned sets of tests on        propellants to the main injector during the J-2X burn.
                                                                                                                                         its 23rd mission with the Japanese Kibo Laboratory’s         necting node, Node 3, and the Cupola, a robotic
        the J-2X’s workhorse gas generator, the driver for the        This testing allows engineers to address stability issues
                                                                                                                                         Exposed Facility and Experiment Logistics Module             control station with six windows around its sides
        turbopumps which start the engine.                            that can arise during operation of the combustion cham-
                                                                                                                                         Exposed Section, the final permanent components               and another in the center that provides a 360-degree
                                                                      ber and will allow engineers to develop a clean design for
                                                                                                                                         of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s con-             view around the station. At least three spacewalks are
        The gas generator test program is designed to dem-            the J-2X engine.
                                                                                                                                         tribution to the station program. During the 15-day          planned during the 11-day mission. The 32nd station
        onstrate the component’s performance, durability and                                                                             mission, Endeavour’s crew will perform five space-            assembly mission by a shuttle does not yet have a
        combustion environment, and to reduce risk in the             Beginning in 2015, the Ares I rocket will carry the Orion
                                                                                                                                         walks and deliver six new batteries for the P6 truss,        crew named.
        design, fabrication and operation of flight hardware.          crew capsule and as many as six astronauts and small
                                                                                                                                         a spare drive unit for the Mobile Transporter and a
        The third phase of testing will begin in July 2009. The       payloads to the International Space Station. During the
                                                                                                                                         spare boom assembly for the Ku-band antenna. Mark            SHUTTLE FLIGHTS IN 2010
        J-2X’s workhorse gas generator is fabricated by Pratt         first two-and-a-half minutes of flight, the first stage boost-
                                                                                                                                         Polansky will be Endeavour’s commander with Doug             Feb. 11 -- Atlantis (STS-131 / 19A) begins its 32nd
        and Whitney Rocketdyne of Canoga Park, Calif.                 er will power the vehicle to an altitude of about 189,000
                                                                                                                                         Hurley as pilot. Mission specialists will be Chris-          mission as the first flight in 2010, carrying a Multi-
                                                                      feet, or 36 miles, at a speed of Mach 4.8. After its pro-
                                                                                                                                         topher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Dave Wolf, Tim                Purpose Logistics Module filled with science racks
        The primary objectives achieved in this series of tests       pellant is spent, the reusable booster will separate, and
                                                                                                                                         Kopra and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie              that will be transferred to laboratories of the sta-
        were to regulate ignition timing and address stability        the upper stage’s J-2X engine will ignite -- powering the
                                                                                                                                         Payette. Kopra will become a station flight engineer          tion. The 11-day mission will include at least three
        issues in the gas chamber. During engine start, a pres-       Orion to low Earth orbit at an altitude of about 425,328
                                                                                                                                         replacing Koichi Wakata, who will return home with           spacewalks to attach a spare ammonia tank assembly
        surized helium system begins to turn the turbopumps,          feet, or roughly 80 miles.
                                                                                                                                         the STS-127 crew. It will be the 29th shuttle flight to       outside the station and return a European experiment
        which draw liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen                                                                                     the station.                                                 that has been outside the Columbus module. It will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                      the 33rd shuttle mission to the station. The crew has
                                                                      and service both Solar Alpha Rotary Joints on the port             July 30 -- Atlantis (STS-128 / 17A) launches on its          yet to be named.
        NASA Sets Launch                                              and starboard end of its truss backbone that supports
                                                                      equipment and solar arrays.
                                                                                                                                         31st flight, an 11-day mission carrying science and
                                                                                                                                         storage racks to the station. In the payload bay will        April 8 -- Discovery’s (STS-132 / ULF-4) 38th mis-
        Dates for Remaining                                           The approved target dates are subject to change based
                                                                                                                                         be a Multi-Purpose Logistics Module holding science
                                                                                                                                         and storage racks. Three spacewalks are planned to
                                                                                                                                                                                                      sion will carry an integrated cargo carrier to deliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                      maintenance and assembly hardware, including
        Space Shuttle Missions                                        on processing and other launch vehicle schedules.
                                                                      They reflect the agency’s commitment to complete
                                                                                                                                         remove and replace a materials processing experi-
                                                                                                                                         ment outside the European Space Agency’s Columbus
                                                                                                                                                                                                      spare parts for space station systems. In addition, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      second in a series of new pressurized components for
         HOUSTON -- Following a detailed, integrated as-              assembly of the station and to retire the shuttle fleet             module and return an empty ammonia tank assembly.            Russia, a Mini Research Module, will be permanently
         sessment, NASA selected target launch dates for the          as transition continues to the new launch vehicles,                The mission includes the rotation of astronaut Nicole        attached to the bottom port of the Zarya module.
         remaining eight space shuttle missions on the current        including Ares and Orion.                                          Stott for Tim Kopra, who will return to Earth with the       The Russian module also will carry U.S. pressurized
         manifest in 2009 and 2010. The manifest includes one                                                                            shuttle crew. The remaining crew members have yet            cargo. The first Russian Mini Research Module to
         flight to the Hubble Space Telescope, seven assembly          SHUTTLE FLIGHTS IN 2009                                            to be named. STS-128 marks the 30th shuttle flight            go to the station is scheduled to launch on a Russian
         flights to the International Space Station, and two           Feb. 12 -- Discovery (STS-119 / 15A) will kick off a               dedicated to station assembly and outfitting.                 rocket in the summer of 2009.
         station contingency flights, planned to be completed          five-flight 2009 with its 36th mission to deliver the fi-
         before the end of fiscal year 2010. The agency se-            nal pair of U.S. solar arrays to be installed on the star-         Oct. 15 -- Discovery’s (STS-129 / ULF-3) 37th mis-           Additionally, at least three spacewalks are planned to
         lected November 14 as launch date for Endeavour’s            board end of the station’s truss. The truss serves as the          sion will focus on staging spare components outside
         STS-126 / ULF-2 mission to supply the space station                                                       continued on page 7   the station. The 15-day flight includes at least three                                                continued on page 8
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           PWR - Supplier Newsletter                                                                            Winter 2008
        NASA Complete Engine Test, continued from page 6              NASA Sets Launch, continued from page 7
        The workhorse gas generator test series is an essential       stage spare components outside the station, including six
        step in development of the J-2X engine. More than 50          spare batteries, a boom assembly for the Ku-band an-
        tests have been performed on the generator to date.           tenna and spares for the Canadian Dextre robotic arm ex-
        This generator was manufactured to be more durable            tension. A radiator, airlock and European robotic arm for
        than the generators that will be used in the J-2X en-         the Russian Multi-purpose Laboratory Module also are
        gine, allowing it to withstand numerous tests.
                                                                      payloads on the flight. The laboratory module is sched-
        NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston man-                   uled for launch on a Russian rocket in 2011. The mission
        ages NASA’s Constellation Program, which includes             marks the 34th mission to the station. The STS-132 crew
        development of the Ares I rocket, the Ares V heavy            has yet to be named.
        launch vehicle for cargo launcher, the Orion crew
        capsule, and the Altair lunar lander. Marshall manages        May 31 -- Endeavour’s (STS-133 / ULF-5) 25th mission
        Ares projects for the agency.                                 will carry critical spare components that will be placed
                                                                      on the outside of the station. Those will include two S-
        Grey Hautaluoma/Stephanie Schierholz                          band communications antennas, a high-pressure gas tank,
        Headquarters, Washington
                                                                      additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid
        grey.hautaluoma-1@nasa.gov                                    debris shields. At least three spacewalks are planned to
        stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov                                 be carried out by the crew, which has yet to be named.
                                                                      The 15-day mission will be the 35th to the station.
        June Malone
        Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala.

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