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2011-07-15 08:05:21

NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry. His last day with NASA will be Friday, July 15. Lindsey, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is a veteran of five space shuttle missions. He also served as chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 to October 2009. "Steve's a consummate leader and has been a great role model within the corps," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office. "His calm demeanor...

2011-07-14 14:03:00

HOUSTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry. His last day with NASA will be Friday, July 15. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Lindsey, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is a veteran of five space shuttle missions. He also served as chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 to October 2009. "Steve's a consummate leader and...

2011-05-03 15:42:00

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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning June 6, he will serve as the deputy director of Goddard's Sciences and Exploration Directorate. "Piers will be greatly missed in our office," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office. "He is a great team player, ready to help in...

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2011-04-25 06:05:00

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. Physicians have cleared Giffords to travel to Cape Canaveral, to watch the liftoff live, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Giffords continues to recover from her brain injury and Kelly's devotion to both his wife and NASA has overshadowed Endeavour's final voyage and the...

2011-03-04 08:00:00

HOUSTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman has left the agency to return to private industry. Reisman is a veteran of two spaceflight missions, including a long-duration mission on the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "I had the pleasure of working with Garrett in space during Expedition 16," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "He is...

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2011-02-04 10:35:00

NASA announced on Friday that astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday February 7th after caring for his wounded wife, congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded in a Tucson, Arizona shooting. "I am looking forward to rejoining my STS-134 crew members and finishing our training for the mission," Kelly said in a statement. "We have been preparing for more than 18 months, and we will be ready to deliver the Alpha...

2011-02-03 18:15:00

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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The briefing participants are: Mark Kelly, commander, STS-134 Peggy Whitson, chief, Astronaut Office Brent Jett, chief, Flight Crew Operations Directorate The news conference will be broadcast on NASA...

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2011-01-19 12:28:31

Media Teleconference scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CST NASA selected astronaut Steve Bowen as a mission specialist on STS-133, the next space shuttle mission planned for launch on Feb. 24. Bowen replaces astronaut Tim Kopra, who was injured in a bicycle accident over the weekend. The agency will hold a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to discuss the change in crew personnel. The teleconference panelists are: -- Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space...

2011-01-19 11:35:00

Media Teleconference scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CST HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA selected astronaut Steve Bowen as a mission specialist on STS-133, the next space shuttle mission planned for launch on Feb. 24. Bowen replaces astronaut Tim Kopra, who was injured in a bicycle accident over the weekend. The agency will hold a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to discuss the change in crew personnel. (Logo:...


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Peggy Whitson
2012-10-27 13:45:00

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...

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