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NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who returned to Earth Sunday after four months on the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. CST Friday, Nov. 30.
Astronauts finished up their 2nd spacewalk in 3 days outside the International Space Station this afternoon.
NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, making final preparations for a July launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 a.m.
Astronauts may not be as famous as the great Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong these days, but it hasn't stopped individuals from applying to the U.S. space agency.
Shannon Lucid, a member of NASA's first astronaut class to include women, has retired after more than three decades of service to the agency.
Peggy Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher and one of NASA’s most experienced female astronauts after having spent a total of over 365 days in space. She was born Peggy Annette Whitson on February 9, 1960 in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and grew up on a farm outside Beaconsfield. She graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1978 and went on to attend Iowa Wesleyan College, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry in 1981. She then went on to receive...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
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