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U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inducts Two Space Explorers
2014-05-07 03:01:16

By Linda Herridge, NASA The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction served as the backdrop for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHOF) induction ceremony May 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Beneath Atlantis, two former astronauts and veteran space explorers, Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross, who both flew on missions on Atlantis, were inducted as the class for 2014. Emcee John Zarrella, former CNN news reporter, said this event is not just about honoring the past, but...

2013-03-27 23:02:46

On May 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m., Jewelry store ACORI Diamonds & Design will be hosting astronaut Jerry Ross for a book signing at their Friendswood, Texas location. Ross recently released his first book, an autobiography entitled, “Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA´s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer” on Purdue University Press. Friendswood, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 On May 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m., Jewelry store ACORI Diamonds & Design will be hosting...

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...

2010-09-02 13:15:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Purdue Alumni Club of Elkhart County is hosting NASA astronaut and Purdue alumnus Jerry Ross on Sept. 9 for a free community presentation. The presentation is open to the public and starts at 7 p.m. at Elkhart Memorial High School, 2608 California Road, Elkhart. During the presentation, Ross will discuss his spaceflight experiences, his current work at NASA and conclude with a question-and-answer session. (Logo:...

2007-04-17 15:00:00

After running perhaps the fastest Boston Marathon ever by an Alaskan despite the terrible conditions, Anchorage's Jerry Ross finally got his reward. He got his picture taken with winner Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya. With the 12th best finish by an American, Ross ended up just 10 minutes behind Cheruiyot, the marathoner he called the best in the world. "This guy is amazing," Ross said on his cell phone from the awards ceremony. "That was icing on the cake. "He was the object of abject...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.