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Individuals interested in becoming America's future space explorers have until Friday to submit their applications. The deadline to apply for NASA's next astronaut class is Jan. 27.
NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry.
HOUSTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry.
HOUSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Piers Sellers is moving from the Johnson Space Center in Houston to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
No one could have predicted after the tragedy in Tucson just a few months ago, that Arizona representative Gabby Giffords would be in Florida watching her husband Mark Kelly pilot the second-to-last space shuttle into orbit.
HOUSTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman has left the agency to return to private industry.
NASA announced on Friday that astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday February 7th.
HOUSTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a news conference to discuss command of the STS-134 space shuttle mission at 2 p.m. CST Friday, Feb. 4, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA selected astronaut Steve Bowen as a mission specialist on STS-133, the next space shuttle mission planned for launch on Feb 24.
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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