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Prisoner in China found who wrote plea for help in Saks shopping bag

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- The man who inserted a letter of appeal in a Saks shopping bag he made while working in a Chinese prison was identified as a released inmate from Cameroon.
Ed Adamczyk

Singapore to seek more LNG suppliers

SINGAPORE, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Singapore aims to increase its supply of liquefied natural gas imports as part of the expansion of its LNG terminal, said a government official.

Teacher suspended for hosing student

DUNEDIN, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A Florida school board suspended for 10 days without pay a teacher who hosed down a pre-kindergarten student who soiled his clothes.

Mom gets prison for gun in stroller

UTICA, N.Y., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A New York state woman who stored a sawed-off shotgun and other weapons in her baby's stroller has been sentenced to up to three years in prison.

Mom allegedly hid weapons in stroller

UTICA, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) -- An upstate New York woman has been charged with concealing a small armory of weapons in her child's stroller.

NASA delays spacewalk until Saturday

HOUSTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- NASA has postponed the next spacewalk by two Discovery space shuttle crew members until Saturday, when they will repair a torn solar array.

STS-120's third spacewalk is completed

HOUSTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. astronauts Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock Tuesday completed the third spacewalk of space shuttle Discovery's STS-120 mission.

Discovery astronauts complete spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Discovery astronauts Friday added a new room to the International Space Station during the first of five spacewalks planned for Expedition 16.

Shuttle Discovery blasts off

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Discovery lifted off Tuesday morning from the Kennedy Space Center on the U.S. space agency's 23rd mission to the International Space Station.

Discovery prepares for a dress rehearsal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists and technicians are preparing space shuttle Discovery for a simulated dress rehearsal launch.

NASA names STS-123 crew members

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- NASA has named the crew for space shuttle STS-123, which will deliver Japanese and Canadian experimental systems to the International Space Station.

Shuttle returns to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 17 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth Monday morning, ending a mission launched on the Fourth of July.

Third spacewalk termed successful

HOUSTON, July 13 (UPI) -- NASA says the space shuttle Discovery astronauts gathered valuable data Wednesday during their third spacewalk of the current mission.

Astronauts on another spacewalk at the ISS

HOUSTON, July 12 (UPI) -- NASA astronauts took another walk in space Wednesday, this time demonstrating on-orbit health shield repair techniques.

Shuttle astronauts prepare for spacewalk

HOUSTON, July 11 (UPI) -- The shuttle Discovery astronauts, along with the crew of the International Space Station, Tuesday transferred more items from the shuttle into the ISS.
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Stephanie Wilson
STS-121 Mission Specialists Lisa Nowak (L) and Stephanie Wilson wave to the camera as they arrive on the International Space Station after a docking procedure with the the Space Shuttle Discovery on July 6, 2006. (UPI Photo/NASA)
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Stephanie Diana Wilson (born September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She flew on her first mission in space onboard the Space Shuttle mission STS-121, and is the second African American woman to go into space, after Mae Jemison.

In middle school, Wilson interviewed an Astronomy professor. In a press conference on STS-131 she remarked that this was one of her early exposures to space. Wilson graduated from Taconic High School, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1984. She attended Harvard University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in engineering science in 1988. Wilson earned a master of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas, in 1992

Wilson worked for two years for the former Martin Marietta Astronautics Group in Denver, Colorado. As a Loads and Dynamics engineer for the Titan IV rocket, Wilson was responsible for performing coupled loads analyses for the launch vehicle and payloads during flight events. Wilson left Martin Marietta in 1990 to attend graduate school at the University of Texas. Her research focused on the control and modeling of large, flexible space structures. Following the completion of her graduate work, she began working for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, in 1992. As a member of the Attitude and Articulation Control Subsystem for the Galileo spacecraft, Wilson was responsible for assessing attitude controller performance, science platform pointing accuracy, antenna pointing accuracy and spin rate accuracy. She worked in the areas of sequence development and testing as well. While at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wilson also supported the Interferometery Technology Program as a member of the Integrated Modeling Team, which was responsible for finite element modeling, controller design, and software development.

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