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2014-03-18 23:27:44

Pri-Med West taking place March 26–29, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center to focus on latest topics in primary care medicine. Boston, Mass.

2014-02-25 23:24:00

Pri-Med Southwest taking place March 20–22, 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center to focus on latest topics in primary care medicine. Boston, Mass.

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2011-04-26 06:45:00

Years before the space shuttle would glide home to a safe touchdown on runways in California and Florida, astronauts pitched the noses of T-38 jet trainers toward the same runways to find out what it would look like to land a spacecraft in such a way.

2008-06-19 06:00:04

By Sonya Sorich, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jun. 19--From constellations to visions of far-away galaxies, the night sky has some serious power. Just ask Shawn Cruzen, executive director of Columbus State University's Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

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2006-09-16 13:20:00

The crew of space shuttle Atlantis got to sleep in Saturday and take a half day off after a jam-packed week in orbit that included three arduous but successful spacewalks.


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Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

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2012-10-01 17:05:28

Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton is a noted American scientist that was selected by NASA in 1984 to fill the role of astronaut. Now retired, Dr. Thornton is currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at the University of Virginia in the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the director at the University’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education. Thornton was born August 17, 1952 in Montgomery, Alabama to William and Elizabeth Cordell. She was adopted...

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2012-03-03 12:37:51

The first flight of space shuttle Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 9, 1983 at 10:53 AM (PST). Challenger orbited 81 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. Mission duration was 5 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes, and 42 seconds. The launch was originally set for January 20 and was delayed by a hydrogen leak into the engine compartment...

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2010-11-17 14:54:00

Donald Peterson is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut. He was born Donald Herod Peterson on October 22, 1933 in Winona, Mississippi. He graduated from Winona High School and went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1955. He is also a graduate of the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California where he completed his training. His first...

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