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2013-01-29 08:36:55

NASA will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Flags across the agency will be flown at half-staff in their memory. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other NASA...

2011-05-03 14:30:00

HOUSTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, Houston's first born and raised astronaut will return two flown mementos to officials at Houston's City Hall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker will stop by the open session of the city council hearing to present Mayor Annise Parker and 14 council members with a City of Houston flag she...

2011-03-04 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA began testing a new multi-capability microscope this week on the International Space Station. It will help scientists study the effects of the space environment on physics and biology aboard the orbiting laboratory. The microscope is isolated from vibrations on the station, allowing it to obtain clear, high-resolution images. Using high-resolution magnification, scientists can examine microorganisms and individual cells of plants and...

2011-01-28 15:53:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two events, including the opening of a new space-themed museum, to honor the space shuttle Columbia and her crew are planned in Hemphill, Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Both events are open to the media and public. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 7:45 a.m. CST the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee and the J.R. Huffman Public Library will host the eighth annual memorial for the STS-107 space shuttle...

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2009-06-29 11:00:00

After reviewing more than 3,500 applications, NASA has selected nine people for the 2009 astronaut candidate class. They will begin training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston this August. "This is a very talented and diverse group we've selected," said Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "They will join our current astronauts and play very important roles for NASA in the future. In addition to flying in space, astronauts...

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2009-06-12 10:15:00

NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions. Dina Contella, Scott Stover and Ed Van Cise will join a select group of individuals who lead human spaceflights from Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "Since the first flight director, Chris Kraft, was selected during the Mercury era, 77 men and women have served as flight directors. One of the new flight directors will be the 80th in...

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2008-12-30 15:20:00

NASA on Tuesday revealed new details on the failed flight of space shuttle Columbia, which resulted in the deaths of seven astronauts on Feb. 1, 2003. The report provided a grim depiction of how the craft lost pressure, causing the crew's safety harnesses and helmets to fail. The report showed that even if they had worked properly, the crewmembers would have had no chance of surviving the winds, shock waves and other extreme conditions in the upper atmosphere. "Clearly the accident was not...


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2011-01-04 16:22:05

Laurel Clark was a medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist. She was born Laurel Blair Salton Clark on March 10, 1961 in Ames, Iowa. She graduated from William Horlick High School in Racine, Wisconsin in 1979, and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin"“Madison in 1983. Just four years later, she earned her doctorate from the same university. During medical school, Clark...

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2010-12-03 14:20:49

David Brown was a United States Naval Captain and a NASA astronaut. He was born David McDowell Brown on April 16, 1956. He graduated from Yorktown High School, Arlington, Virginia in 1974 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the College of William and Mary in 1978. He also earned a doctorate in medicine from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1982. Brown joined the United States Navy after his internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. After he...

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