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2012-02-03 10:52:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 6,300 individuals applied to become a NASA astronaut between Nov. 15, 2011 and Jan. 27, the second highest number of applications ever received by the agency. After a thorough selection process, which includes interviews and medical examinations, nine to 15 people will be selected to become part of the 21st astronaut class. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "This is a great time to join the...

NASA Asks: Do You Have The Right Stuff?
2011-11-16 10:42:02

[ Watch The Video ] NASA is now accepting applications for the agency´s next class of its Astronaut Candidate Program. There´s only one problem: NASA no longer has a spaceship and is sending fewer astronauts into space at the moment. But that should not deter qualified individuals from signing up. Starting today, you can logon to USAJobs.gov and submit your application. Those selected will be among the first to pioneer a new generation of commercial space vehicles and travel...

NASA To Begin Hunt For New Astronauts
2011-10-04 10:05:47

NASA announced that it will soon be seeking applicants for its next class of potential astronauts to partake in long-duration missions to the International Space Station (ISS) and future deep space flights.  The application process will effectively open in early November, marking a new age in space missions after the retirement of the decades-old space shuttle program earlier this summer. Even though the shuttle will never fly again, and astronauts now having to rely on Russia to...

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2011-09-08 04:10:14

  NASA must maintain a strong, highly trained astronaut corps to reliably meet the crew requirements of the International Space Station (ISS) and to account for unexpected attrition or demands of other missions, said the National Research Council (NRC) in a report released on Wednesday. The report, entitled "Preparing for the High Frontier - the Role and Training of NASA Astronauts in the Post-Space Shuttle Era”, urged the U.S. space agency to retain more astronauts on staff...

2011-07-18 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA commemorates the 90th( )birthday of astronaut John Glenn. The pioneering explorer was the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth and also was the oldest person to fly to space when he launched on the space shuttle in 1998. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "John Glenn is a legend, and NASA sends him our best wishes on this major personal milestone," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. "John's...

2011-07-14 14:03:00

HOUSTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry. His last day with NASA will be Friday, July 15. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Lindsey, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is a veteran of five space shuttle missions. He also served as chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 to October 2009. "Steve's a consummate leader and...

2010-11-30 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For holiday shoppers searching for elite and unusual gifts, the sky is no longer the limit. The Astronaut Store (www.astronautstore.org), a space boutique, offers rare and priceless items not found in even the most prestigious stores on Earth. Sales from the store benefit the non-profit Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The organization boasts such unique gifts as space relics and prints signed by space legends such as the...

2008-06-25 15:00:00

NASA's deadline for accepting applications for the 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class is July 1. Those selected could fly to space for long-duration stays on the International Space Station and missions to the moon. To be considered, a bachelor's degree in engineering, science or math and three years of relevant professional experience are required. Typically, successful applicants have significant qualifications in engineering or science, or extensive experience flying high-performance jet...


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2011-01-04 16:35:18

Vance Brand is an engineer and former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Vance DeVoe Brand on May 9, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado. As a child, he was active in Troop 64 of the Boy Scouts of America and in the International Order of DeMolay. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953. Immediately after his graduation, Brand was commissioned as an officer and a naval aviator with the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Astronaut -- An astronaut is a person who travels into space, or who makes a career of doing so. The early astronauts had all previously been test pilots, but later astronauts have included scientists and physicians, journalists, and politicians. As far as is possible, all conditions to be encountered in space are simulated in ground training. Astronauts are trained to function effectively in cramped quarters while wearing restrictive spacesuits; they are accelerated in giant...

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