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2010-11-19 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20: FIRST AMERICAN INDIAN ASTRONAUT Profile America -- Saturday, November 20th. One of the people noted during National American Indian Heritage Month is John Bennett Herrington, the first American Indian...

2010-10-01 17:18:00

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Astronaut John B. Herrington will be a VIP guest at San Francisco Fleet Week's "Navy in Space" exhibit. In 2002, He flew on Space Shuttle Endeavor's STS-113 mission logging in over 330 hours in space, including 3 space walks totaling 20 hours. As a registered Chickasaw, he was the first Native American to travel into space and carried a Chickasaw Nation flag on his eleven-day space trip. The "Navy in Space" exhibit is presented by The W Foundation...

2008-01-04 15:00:10

By Marie Price Today, when many have become blase about space shuttle missions that now number 120, it's hard to imagine what it was like 38 years ago to lead the advance-scout team for the first-ever manned landing on the moon, in a tiny capsule latched to a rocket. Weatherford native Tom Stafford doesn't have to imagine. Like no one else, he knows. "We knew it was exploration," says Stafford, "a heck of a risk." Stafford, now 77, commanded Apollo 10 in May 1969. His job? An...


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