NEWS 2009

 

'79 EXCHANGER GIVEN A NEW JOB.

Mark Graper (EX'79) is leaving Eielson AFB, Alaska, to become the Vice Commander of the 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force, Air Combat Command, Shaw AFB, South Carolina.

 

1988 Exchanger heading into space in 2010

Terry Virts has been assigned to fly as pilot on the crew of Shuttle mission STS-130 currently scheduled for launch in February 2010.  He will be aboard Endeavor and will dock with the International Space Station.

The primary payloads are scheduled to be the Tranquility module and the Cupola, a robotic control station with six windows around its sides and another in the center that provides a 360-degree view around the station.

Our best wishes to Terry and the rest of that crew for a totally successful mission in the coming new year.