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a decade working in various roles, astronaut Jose Hernandez has left NASA for a position in the aerospace industry.
NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins, a veteran of five spaceflights, has retired from the agency.
NASA has assigned the crew for the last scheduled space shuttle mission, targeted to launch in September 2010.
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.
NASA astronaut Pam Melroy is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector.
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.
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...
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.
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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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