Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper
As the NZ Aerospace Summit gets underway next week in Christchurch, we’re joined by NASA astronaut, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper.
Astronaut Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, STS-115 mission specialist, took this self-portrait having just unstowed the forward Solar Array Blanket Box (SABB) on a space walk on the International Space Station.
Heide has performed five spacewalks, she's been up to the International Space station and down to the bottom of the ocean as well, as a Navy dive commander. Her work now is to encourage other young women to pursue careers in space.
Astronauts Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper (left) and Shane Kimbrough continued the process of removing debris and applying lubrication around the starboard Solar Alpha Rotary Joint.