Mountain View local heads into space

September 4, 2008 10:29:29 PM PDT
Megan McArthur graduated from Mountain View's Saint Francis High School.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from UCLA, and a doctorate degree in oceanography from U.C. San Diego.

The Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for an early October liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center.

The 11-day-flight will include five spacewalks to make repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Telescope, extending its life into the next decade.