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2011-07-28 08:35:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astronaut Mark Kelly will be accepting a limited number of speeches and personal appearances following his retirement from NASA and the US Navy. Kelly has signed a representation agreement with Keppler Speakers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/PH42487) A veteran of the Gulf War and four space shuttle missions, Commander Kelly made history serving as commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight into space. He...

2011-07-19 14:40:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The eighth science flight of NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Wednesday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT. Flights between the Washington Beltway and Baltimore will follow the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Flights by NASA's P-3B and UC-12 aircraft are part of a...

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2011-06-22 05:50:00

NASA Commander and Navy Captain Mark Kelly announced his retirement from the military and space travel on Tuesday, saying he will focus on his recovering wife, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and work with her on a memoir of their lives before and after a gunman shot Rep. Giffords in the head during a political event in Tucson in January.   "I want to be by her side. Stepping aside from my work in the Navy and at NASA will allow me to be with her and with my two...

2011-06-21 15:47:00

HOUSTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly has announced his plans to retire from the agency on Oct. 1. He is a veteran of four space shuttle missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "We salute Commander Mark Kelly and his contributions to NASA as an extremely accomplished member of the astronaut corps and the final commander of the space shuttle Endeavour," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. "We...

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Arcata employees Richard Batchelor, Richard Dykstra, Lori Losey, and Michael Webb, received NASA Space Flight Awareness Awards for their work on NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services (RF&ESS) contract. Edwards, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Arcata Associates employees "“ Richard Batchelor, Richard Dykstra, Lori Losey, and Michael Webb were recently honored by the agency's Space Flight Awareness Program for outstanding support of...

2011-05-19 15:00:00

HOUSTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During media interviews today, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission aboard the International Space Station, made the following statement about the future of space exploration: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA is leading the way and will continue to do so," said Kelly. "We are the lead partner on the International Space Station and when humans go back to the moon and on...

2011-05-04 15:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2011 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 7. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Joining the hall of fame this year are former astronauts Karol J. "Bo" Bobko and Susan J. Helms. Their inductions bring the total number of space...


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Joe Engle
2012-08-17 14:21:38

Joe Engle is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Joe Henry Engle on August 26, 1932 in Chapman, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1955. There he also received his commission in the Air Force through the Reserve Officers Training Program. In 1957, Engle entered flying school and flew the F-100 Super Sabre with the 474th Fighter Day Squadron and the 309th Tactical...

Covey
2012-01-13 17:24:07

Richard Covey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut. He was born Richard Oswalt Covey on August 1, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1964. He went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering sciences in 1968. One year later he earned a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from Purdue University. As a...

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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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2011-01-04 22:03:23

Mark Brown is an engineer and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Mark Neil Brown on November 18, 1951 in Valparaiso, Indiana. In 1969, he graduated from Valparaiso High School, and he then went to on earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. Brown received his pilot wings at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in 1974. His first assignment was to the 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan. There he...

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2011-01-04 21:39:26

Roy Bridges is an American aviator, a retired U.S Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Roy Dubard Bridges, Jr. on July 19, 1943 in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, he was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved its second highest rank, Life Scout. He graduated from Gainesville High School, Georgia in 1961. He then went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in...

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