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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rick Sturckow pilots "Off-Planet" racer this week, Space Shuttle

STS-128 crew, Commander Rick Sturckow seated on right

Baja Racing Experience Launches NASA Astronaut This Week

NASA’s space shuttle Discovery Commander Rick (C.J.) Sturckow is set to lead the six man, one woman crew in to space in the early hours Thursday morning, after being post-poned from their Wednesday early morning lift-off.

Rick is a veteran astronaut on his fourth mission in to space. Interestingly, he is a former off-road racer and pit crew member, learning the ins and outs of the sport in Baja California while a teenager. Rick and his crew are scheduled for a 13-day mission to the International Space Station and back, including 3 space walks and transferring new equipment and supplies to the crew on the ISS.

Baja Racing News EXCLUSIVE