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2014-06-20 11:21:56

NASA NASA has bid farewell to two veteran astronauts who have retired after a combined 66 years of federal service. David Leestma has retired after more than 44 years of government service. A veteran of three spaceflights, Leestma served as a space shuttle mission specialist on STS-41G in 1984, STS-28 in 1989 and STS-45 in 1992. Before joining NASA, Leestma served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot and flew missions in the Mediterranean/North Atlantic areas while assigned to the USS John...

2014-06-18 16:21:23

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has bid farewell to two veteran astronauts who have retired after a combined 66 years of federal service. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO David Leestma has retired after more than 44 years of government service. A veteran of three spaceflights, Leestma served as a space shuttle mission specialist on STS-41G in 1984, STS-28 in 1989 and STS-45 in 1992. Before joining NASA, Leestma served in the U.S. Navy...

NASA Narrows Astronaut Candidates To Eight
2013-06-17 10:58:23

Watch the video "Astronaut Class of 2013" Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has narrowed down its search for its 2013 Astronaut Candidate Class to just eight potential candidates from an initial list of 6,100. The space agency spent a year-and-a-half looking through résumés from thousands of candidates before whittling it down to the top eight contenders. NASA said the final group will receive a wide array of technical training at...

2012-07-03 16:22:09

NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson has left the space agency. Robinson ends his 36-year NASA career as a veteran of three spacewalks with more than 48 days of spaceflight experience. Robinson will become a professor at the University of California at Davis in the fall of 2012. His last day at NASA was June 30. Robinson began work with NASA as a cooperative education student in 1975 at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. He was selected for the astronaut corps in 1995....

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2012-01-27 09:17:03

Jerry Ross, the first person to launch into space seven times, has retired from NASA. In a career that spanned more than three decades, Ross spent almost 1,400 hours in space and conducted nine spacewalks to rank third on the list of most extravehicular activity time in space. "Jerry has been instrumental in the success of many of NASA's human spaceflight missions and numerous spacewalks," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office. "Not only were his skills and operational...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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