Army Astronaut heads for space
Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of seven astronauts, including Army Col. Timothy Kopra, lift off on the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station, July 15, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Want to know what it's like to be an U.S. Army astronaut' Here's a chance to find out.

The Army has set up a special Web site for the public to ask Army astronaut Col. Timothy Kopra a question.

Col. Timothy Kopra launched into space on the July 15 shuttle mission to the International Space Station, where he will remain as a flight engineer for Expedition 20 - now ongoing - throughout the next six months.

Kopra is one of four active Army astronauts in the detachment belonging to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

To ask Kopra a question go to: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

To find out more about Army astronauts go to: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.

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