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Astronauts may not be as famous as the great Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong these days, but it hasn't stopped individuals from applying to the U.S. space agency.
HOUSTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly has announced his plans to retire from the agency on Oct. 1.
HOUSTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 31, NASA takes over the Texas Capitol for "Space Day at the Capitol." It's a space exploration celebration as big as the Lone Star State featuring out-of-this-world space exhibits, educational presentations for students, astronaut appearances, legislative proclamations and the rare chance to touch a piece of an almost 4-billion-year-old moon rock. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Activities at the Capitol...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Two flight surgeons supporting Wyle and its NASA Bioastronautics Contract have been selected for the next astronaut class. NASA announced last week that Dr. Kjell Lindgren and Dr.
HOUSTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reviewing more than 3,500 applications, NASA has selected nine people for the 2009 astronaut candidate class.
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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