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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...

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2008-04-28 15:00:00

For what may be the first time since the inception of the American space program, the Navy is restricting nominations to the astronaut corps. The move comes nearly 50 years after Alan Shepard, a naval aviator, became the first American in space. The cutback, Navy officials say, comes as the service tries to retain the expertise it needs to fulfill its wartime obligations while experiencing an overall decline in its numbers. A message from Vice Adm. J.C. Harvey Jr. last month stated that...

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....


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