Mountain View local heads into space

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

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.

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