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Army Uses Social Media to Share Astronaut’s Story

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2009 – Army officials are offering the public a chance to find out what it’s like to be an astronaut.

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Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven astronauts, including Army Col. Timothy Kopra, lift off on a mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, July 15, 2009. Photo courtesy of NASA

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The Army has set up a special Web site for the public to ask Army astronaut Col. Timothy Kopra a question.

Kopra launched into space on the July 15 shuttle mission to the International Space Station, where he will remain as a flight engineer for Expedition 20 throughout the next six months.

Kopra is one of four active Army astronauts in the detachment belonging to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

To ask Kopra a question, visit http://www.goarmy.com/space.

(From an Army news release.)

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