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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.

2011-01-14 14:55:00

a decade working in various roles, astronaut Jose Hernandez has left NASA for a position in the aerospace industry.

2011-01-04 14:40:00

NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins, a veteran of five spaceflights, has retired from the agency.

2009-09-19 07:45:00

NASA has assigned the crew for the last scheduled space shuttle mission, targeted to launch in September 2010.

2009-07-24 14:43:00

HOUSTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Pam Melroy is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector. Melroy, a retired Air Force colonel, is a veteran of three space shuttle flights and the second woman to command one.

2009-07-24 14:50:00

NASA astronaut Pam Melroy is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector.

2008-05-03 15:08:28

HOUSTON — The first female commander of the International Space Station (ISS) said Friday that she is confident Russian engineers will find the source of a glitch that sent a Soyuz spacecraft off course during her April 19 landing with two crewmates.

2008-04-24 07:10:51

The International Space Station's (ISS) first female commander said her 'dramatic' landing aboard a Russian spacecraft last week capped a landmark mission to build up the orbiting laboratory. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson said in an audio recording released Tuesday that her off-target landing aboard a Russian-built Soyuz spacecraft on Saturday was "more dramatic than I was expecting," but not as bad as she anticipated. Whitson returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft...

2008-04-23 00:10:00

The Soyuz space capsule had a rocky trip home over the weekend, but NASA is confident that the Russians have a firm handle on things.

2008-04-22 16:55:16

This story was updated at 3:23 p.m. EDT.

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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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