UK-born NASA astronaut Michael Foale, a veteran of three Shuttle flights, will replace Scott Parazinsky for the STS84 mission in May 1997, to deliver him to the Russian Mir 1 space station for a planned 143-day stay. John Blaha will fly on the STS79 mission in August 1996, and Jerry Linenger will be on the STS81 in December 1996 (Flight International, 14-20 June).




Source: Flight International