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NASA Astronaut Kathryn P. 'Kay' Hire 8"x10" Full Colour Portrait
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 Astronaut Kathryn P. (Kay) Hire (8"x10") Glossy Portrait


This is a borderless 8" x 10" (approx) Photograph on Fuji/Kodak Paper

The actual print is sharper and more detailed than on the online image.

This is a superior quality photograph, suitable for autographing, matting or framing. Great for collecting the autographs of the astronauts. 

NASA EXPERIENCE:  Hire began work at the Kennedy Space Center in 1989, first as an Orbiter Processing Facility 3 Activation Engineer and later as a Space Shuttle Orbiter Mechanical Systems Engineer for Lockheed Space Operations Company.  In 1991, she certified as a Space Shuttle Test Project Engineer (TPE) and headed the checkout of the Extravehicular Mobility Units (spacesuits) and Russian Orbiter Docking System.  In 1994, she was assigned Supervisor of Space Shuttle Orbiter Mechanical Systems and Launch Pad Access Swing Arms.  

Selected by NASA for astronaut training in December 1994, Hire reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995.  After a year of training, she initially worked in mission control as a spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM).  Since then she has served as the Astronaut Office Lead for Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), Shuttle Payloads, Flight Crew Equipment, the Astronaut Office Shuttle Branch, and the Astronaut Support Personnel (ASP) team, traveling to Florida in support of crew operations conducted at the Kennedy Space Center.  Hire flew as Mission Specialist-2 on STS-90 Neurolab (1998) and logged over 381 hours in space.  She is assigned to the crew of STS-130, targeted for launch in February 2010.

SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-90 Neurolab (April 17 – May 3, 1998). During the 16-day Spacelab flight, the seven-member crew aboard Space Shuttle Columbia served as both experiment subjects and operators for 26 life science experiments focusing on the effects of microgravity on the brain and nervous system.  The STS-90 flight orbited the Earth 256 times, and covered 6.3 million miles.

JULY 2009