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2009-11-03 14:24:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are hosting Washington area middle and high school students Thursday for a live discussion with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Reporters are invited to attend the chat between the space station's Expedition 21 crew and students from the Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public...

2009-08-11 14:35:00

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. This is the first shuttle flight to feature two Latino astronauts, Olivas and Jose Hernandez, who are both of Mexican descent. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Discovery is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT, Aug. 25, from NASA's...

2009-08-10 13:30:00

- 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. Discovery is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT, Aug. 25, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To cover the launch on-site, U.S. reporters must request Kennedy credentials online at: https://media.ksc.nasa.govForrester is one of seven astronauts who will fly on Discovery's STS-128 mission. The 13-day...

2009-08-10 13:16:38

 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. Discovery is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT, Aug. 25, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To cover the launch on-site, U.S. reporters must request Kennedy credentials online at: https://media.ksc.nasa.govFord is one of seven astronauts who will fly on Discovery's...

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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2005-08-31 07:39:46

NEW YORK -- 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. "If you have a passion, find what your passion is," said Charles Camarda, a Queens native who made his first foray into space on Discovery. "When I go into work, I feel like I'm going to play because I love it so much."...

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2005-08-10 09:00:00

From Mission Control to Main Street, the relief was visceral: Discovery was home. In 2003, the nation's heart sank at the sight of multiple contrails in the Texas sky, an unmistakable sign that space shuttle Columbia was disintegrating during re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. So for those closest to Discovery's two-week "return to flight" mission - as well as those still grieving for Columbia's crew of seven - Tuesday's landing in California was especially nerve-racking. Afterward, NASA...

2005-08-09 13:33:11

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. NASA officials appeared visibly relieved after the problem-free landing, which may be the shuttle's last flight for some time. The fleet was grounded after the U.S. space agency's recent safety upgrades failed to prevent...


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2011-04-11 12:54:57

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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