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2009-07-24 14:50:00

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. "Pam has performed superbly as an astronaut," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "She has flown three highly successful space shuttle missions and contributed in several other technical areas during her 14 years of service with the...

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2009-03-25 08:07:39

NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector. Parazynski, a medical doctor, is a veteran of five space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks. "Scott is an exceptional astronaut who has served NASA and the Astronaut Office with distinction during these past 17 years," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "In particular, his spacewalking expertise has helped pave the way to successful assembly of...

2009-03-24 14:59:39

The U.S. space agency says astronaut Scott Parazynski is resigning to take a job in the private sector. Parazynski, 48, a medical doctor, is a veteran of five space shuttle flights and seven spacewalks. Scott is an exceptional astronaut who has served NASA and the Astronaut Office with distinction during these past 17 years, said Steve Lindsey, chief of NASA's Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. In particular, his spacewalking expertise has helped pave the way to...

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2008-06-30 14:40:54

Veteran space shuttle astronaut James Reilly has left NASA to accept a position in the private sector. Reilly flew on three space shuttle missions to two space stations. "Jim Reilly performed superbly as an astronaut over the course of his career at NASA," Astronaut Office chief Steve Lindsey said. "His technical, operational and people skills contributed directly to the success of the space shuttle and International Space Station programs. He was a key leader in the Astronaut Office and will...

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2007-02-08 14:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria broke the U.S. record of most time walking in space Thursday as he and another astronaut did maintenance work outside the international space station during their third spacewalk in nine days. Lopez-Alegria surpassed the previous U.S. record of 58 hours and 32 minutes midway through his chores with fellow American Sunita Williams. He has a ways to go to claim the all-time record, though - Russian Anatoly Solovyov has logged more than 82...

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2006-07-18 19:01:43

HOUSTON -- With a bit of poetic flair, space shuttle Discovery's astronauts thanked several hundred people Tuesday who welcomed them home to Texas. Astronaut Piers Sellers told the crowd what the view was like from the shuttle "barreling around the Earth at five miles per second." "Sunrises and sunsets are like watching a small, soft atomic explosion go off in the horizon and stream through and warm your face every time it happens," Sellers said. "Part of me is still up there floating around...

2006-07-17 16:26:55

By Irene Klotz and Tom Brown CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed smoothly in Florida on Monday, ending a successful 13-day mission that NASA hopes will return the U.S.-built shuttles to regular space flights three years after the Columbia disaster. Double sonic booms thundered over central Florida as the shuttle glided through partly cloudy skies toward a three-mile-long runway at the Kennedy Space Center. Commander Steve Lindsey gently...

2006-07-17 08:43:28

By Deborah Zabarenko and Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - U.S. Space shuttle Discovery landed smoothly in Florida on Monday at the end of a 13-day mission meant to show the fleet is fit to fly safely, three years after the fatal Columbia accident. Double sonic booms thundered over central Florida as the shuttle glided through partly cloudy skies heading toward a three-mile-long runway at the Kennedy Space Center. Commander Steve Lindsey gently steered the shuttle...

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2006-07-04 13:53:14

Discovery's crew of seven - five men and two women - includes three rookies. But their commander, Steve Lindsey, is an old hand at space flight, having flown three previous missions. One of the crew, Thomas Reiter of Germany, is with the European Space Agency, and he will be left behind at the international space station for a six-month stay with the station's other two residents. Other noteworthy personal details about the crew: _Six are parents. Among them they have a total of 16...

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2006-07-04 18:30:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA gave the shuttle Discovery a majestic Fourth of July send-off and said early signs showed the spacecraft to be in good shape, despite once again being struck by the flying foam that has plagued the program. The first-ever Independence Day manned launch came after two weather delays and over objections from those within NASA who argued for more fuel-tank repairs. Shuttle managers said early video images of liftoff showing small pieces of foam breaking away - and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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