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William Pogue, pilot on NASA's Skylab 4 mission in 1973-74, has died. He was 84 years old.
Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station.
A new documentary opening on Friday, January 13, called "Man on a Mission" features Richard Garriott, who became the sixth civilian in space after spending $30 million on a ride aboard Soyuz to the International Space Station
The Chinese are preparing their next foray into space.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- An award honoring the advancement of medicine in space has been named for the first physician/astronaut, Dr. Joe Kerwin, a former executive at Wyle who flew aboard the 28-day Skylab 2 mission in 1973. The Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D.
POULTNEY, Vt., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alan Bean, one of only twelve men ever to see earth from the vantage point of the moon, is the guest speaker on Earth Day at Green Mountain College. Bean will give the address for the College's third annual Thomas L. Benson Lecture at 1 p.m.
Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of officer. However, just three years later Garriott decided to leave the Navy to pursue a higher...
Vance Brand is an engineer and former test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Vance DeVoe Brand on May 9, 1931 in Longmont, Colorado. As a child, he was active in Troop 64 of the Boy Scouts of America and in the International Order of DeMolay. He graduated from Longmont High School and then went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1953. Immediately after his graduation, Brand was commissioned as an officer and a naval aviator with the...
Alan Bean was a NASA astronaut, an engineer, and was the fourth person to walk on the moon. He was born Alan LaVern Bean on March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas. He completed his public schooling at R. L. Paschal High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. Upon graduation, Bean was commissioned by the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a jet attack squadron in Florida. After his tour of duty, he went on to...
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