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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Danny Olivas, born and raised in El Paso, Texas, will conduct three spacewalks during the upcoming space shuttle mission to the International Space Station.
NASA astronaut Patrick Forrester, who was born in El Paso, Texas, will make his third journey into orbit on space shuttle Discovery's next mission to the International Space Station.
NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, who was born in Portland, Ind., and considers Montpelier, Ind., his hometown, will serve as the pilot on space shuttle Discovery's next mission to the International Space Station.
NASA's deadline for accepting applications for the 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class is July 1.
They were inspired by the astronauts who came before them, and now it was their turn to be inspirations. Three members of the space shuttle Discovery crew encouraged a rapt audience of children and adults to follow their passions, and work at what they loved.
From Mission Control to Main Street, the relief was visceral: Discovery was home.
By Nichola Groom EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts returned to Earth safely on Tuesday, successfully completing NASA's troubled resumption of human space flight 2 1/2 years after the Columbia disaster.
Charles Camarda Charles Camarda is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was born Charles Joseph Camarda on May 8, 1952 in Queens, New York. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy High School in 1970 and then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1974. Camarda began work as a research scientist at the NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, where he was responsible for representing the practicality of a heat-pipe...
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