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2010-05-27 06:25:00

Veteran astronauts Dominic Gorie and John "Danny" Olivas are leaving NASA. Olivas' last day with the agency was Tuesday, May 25 and Gorie's is June 4. Gorie, a retired U.S. Navy captain, is a veteran of four space shuttle flights. He has traveled more than 18 million miles in space during his missions, serving as pilot and commander. Gorie served as pilot on shuttle mission STS-91 in 1998 and STS-99 in 2000. He served as commander on STS-108 in 2001 and STS-123 in 2008. "Dom is a superlative...

2008-03-26 23:34:47

This story was updated at 12:28 a.m. March 27 EDT. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's shuttle Endeavour and its seven-astronaut crew returned to Earth safely late Wednesday, hitting the finish line of a construction marathon at the International Space Station (ISS). The shuttle touched down at its NASA runway here at the Kennedy Space Center at about 8:39 p.m. EDT (0039 March 27 GMT), announcing its arrival with twin sonic booms as it descended through the dark Florida sky....

2008-03-24 01:56:49

HOUSTON - The seven astronauts aboard NASA's shuttle Endeavour will cast off from the International Space Station (ISS) late Monday after a record-long stay at the orbiting laboratory. Shuttle commander Dominic Gorie and his crew will undock from the station at 7:56 p.m. EDT (2356 GMT) tonight, wrapping up a packed 12 days of construction to deliver a Canadian-built robot and the first module of Japan's massive Kibo laboratory. "I sort of looked at this flight sort of like a...


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