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Astronaut Michael Foale Announces Retirement
2013-08-11 05:04:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Michael Foale, a veteran of six NASA missions who spent a total of 375 days in space during his 26-year career, is retiring, the US space agency announced on Friday. Foale was born in Louth, England in 1957. In 1983, he joined the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston and served as a payload officer in the Mission Control Center. During his tenure at JSC, Foale was responsible for payload operations of commercial satellites...


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Michael Foale
2012-09-19 14:13:13

Michael Foale is a British-American astrophysicist and a NASA astronaut. He was born, with dual citizenship, Colin Michael Foale on January 6, 1957 in Louth, England to an English father and an American mother. He was brought up in Cambridge and attended The King's School in Canterbury. He then continued his education at Queens' College in Cambridge, where he was a member of the Air Training Corps. In 1980, Foale was involved in a tragic car accident in Yugoslavia that killed his girlfriend...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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