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2013-09-30 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts Gregory Chamitoff and Ronald Garan are leaving the agency. Chamitoff is joining the faculty of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and the University of Sydney in Australia. Garan will work on a range of new entrepreneurial and humanitarian efforts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Greg and Ron will certainly be missed by the Astronaut Office," said Bob Behnken, NASA's...

2013-04-30 12:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, a Vining, Minn., native who is making final preparations for a launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 7- 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 9. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The interviews will originate from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Before they start, NASA Television will air a video b-roll feed...

2012-01-18 12:40:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites its Twitter followers to a special Tweetup with astronaut Ron Garan at 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The event will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Garan spent 164 days in space during the Expedition 27/28 mission to the International Space Station. He and his crewmates launched April 4,...

2011-10-21 16:24:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After living aboard the International Space Station for more than five months, NASA astronaut Ron Garan will relive his spaceflight experience for the public, friends and co-workers at 6:30 p.m. CDT on Oct. 28 at Space Center Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Garan will give a multi-media presentation of his recent stay on the orbiting laboratory. The presentation in the Northrop Grumman Theater will...

2011-09-18 04:54:53

NASA astronaut Ron Garan will be available for live satellite interviews one week after returning to Earth from 6 to 7:30 a.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 22. Garan completed 164 days in space as a member of the Expedition 27 and 28 crews aboard the International Space Station. The mission included the last space shuttle visit to the station. To arrange an interview, news media representatives must contact Derek Sollosi at 281-792-7515 or by email at derek.sollosi-1@nasa.gov by 2 p.m. on...

2011-09-01 06:42:06

NASA Television will broadcast a news conference with the two agency astronauts aboard the International Space Station at 8:05 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Reporters may ask questions in person from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the agency's headquarters in Washington. The phone bridge at Johnson will be available for reporters to participate by calling the newsroom at 281-483-5111 by 7:45 a.m. NASA astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Fossum are...

2011-07-28 13:41:00

The last crew to fly aboard space shuttle Endeavour will discuss its mission to the International Space Station -- the penultimate flight of the shuttle program. The astronauts of the STS-134 flight and three members of the station's Expedition 26 crew will be in the Washington area on Thursday, Aug. 4. Mark Kelly commanded the STS-134 mission and was joined by Pilot Greg H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Mike Fincke, Drew Feustel, Greg Chamitoff and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto...

2011-06-15 10:10:00

HOUSTON, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the final space shuttle training simulations take place at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the agency is giving journalists an unprecedented view of the crew and Mission Control team training for the upcoming STS-135 mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Thursday, June 16, news media representatives can witness one of the final launch and ascent simulations conducted by the STS-135 crew,...

2011-06-08 08:25:00

HOUSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has scheduled briefings, interview opportunities and demonstrations to highlight the final space shuttle mission, targeted to launch on July 8. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On June 30, NASA will hold news media briefings to preview the STS-135 mission and a news conference with the shuttle crew: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandra...

2011-06-07 15:58:00

HOUSTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa launched to the International Space Station at 3:12 p.m. CDT Tuesday (2:12 a.m. local time, Wednesday) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Fossum, Furukawa and Volkov - the Soyuz commander- are scheduled to dock their spacecraft with their new home at 4:22 p.m. Thursday,...


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Kenneth Ham
2012-10-18 13:05:28

Kenneth Ham is a retired American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Navy. He is married to the former Michelle Lucas of Hobart, Indiana, and has two children. He was born Kenneth "Hock" Todd Ham on December 12, 1964 in Plainfield, New Jersey. His high school guidance counselor suggested that he take flying lessons while attending high school at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey; so after his 1983 graduation he went directly to the United States Naval Academy...

Ron Garan
2012-10-02 10:22:57

Ron Garan is a NASA astronaut and a former USAF Second Lieutenant. He was born Ronald John Garan, Jr., of Russian decent, on October 30, 1961 in Yonkers, New York. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979 and then graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics in 1982. Two years later, Garan was commissioned by the United States Air Force. He then went to Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB in Oklahoma...

Andrew “Andy” Thomas
2012-09-17 10:37:13

Andrew “Andy” Sydney Withiel Thomas was born December 18, 1951 in Adelaide, South Australia. He entered into US citizenship in December of 1986 with the goal of participating in NASA’s astronaut program. Andy became an Australian-born American NASA astronaut as an aerospace engineer. He was the first Australian born professional astronaut to enter space. He was preceded in entering into orbit by Paul D. Scully-Power, an oceanographer in 1985. He married a fellow NASA astronaut Shannon...

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2011-04-18 23:18:19

Gregory Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was born Gregory Errol Chamitoff on August 6, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is married to Alison Chantal Caviness, M.D., and together they have two children, Natasha and Dimitri. His interests include scuba diving, backpacking, skiing, and racquetball. He graduated from Blackford High School in San Jose, California in 1980. As an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University, Chamitoff taught courses in...

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2011-01-04 16:31:23

Stephen Bowen is a US Navy submariner, a NASA astronaut; and the second submariner to travel into space. He was born Stephen Gerard Bowen on February 13, 1964 in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He graduated from Cohasset High School in 1982 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1986. He also earned a degree of Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. Bowen is married to Deborah Alden, and...

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