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U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inducts Two Space Explorers
2014-05-07 03:01:16

By Linda Herridge, NASA The Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction served as the backdrop for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHOF) induction ceremony May 3 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Beneath Atlantis, two former astronauts and veteran space explorers, Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross, who both flew on missions on Atlantis, were inducted as the class for 2014. Emcee John Zarrella, former CNN news reporter, said this event is not just about honoring the past, but...

2014-04-30 12:21:56

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2014 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 3 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 3. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, a 2006 hall of famer, and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, in 2008, will deliver remarks at the event. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Former astronauts Shannon W. Lucid and Jerry L. Ross will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during...

Shannon Lucid Retires From NASA
2012-02-01 05:38:34

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. A veteran of five spaceflights, Lucid logged more than 223 days in space, and from August 1991 to June 2007, held the record for the most days in orbit by any woman in the world. Lucid is the only American woman to serve aboard the Russian Mir space station. She lived and worked there for more than 188 days, the longest stay of any American on that...

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2007-06-16 18:20:00

By MIKE SCHNEIDER HOUSTON - Atlantis was cleared Saturday to return to Earth this coming week after the space shuttle's heat shield was judged capable of surviving the intense heat of re-entry, and a U.S. astronaut reached a milestone with the longest single spaceflight by any woman. Atlantis is set to land at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Thursday, although NASA officials were still deciding whether to keep the shuttle at the international space station for an extra day because of a failure of...

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2005-05-09 07:51:38

CAPE CANAVERAL, United States (AFP) -- Eileen Collins will lead the Discovery shuttle as it blasts into space in July, but NASA's first female shuttle commander remains among the few pioneering women in the male-dominated field. Collins became the first female shuttle commander in a 1999 mission, and she will resume that role in the fleet's first mission since February 2003, when the Columbia shuttle disaster left seven astronauts dead, killed as the shuttle exploded during re-entry into...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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