Latest Women in the United States Navy Stories

2014-04-10 23:02:36

Adam M. Robinson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, CPE, a resident of Bethesda, Md., has been named the Chief of Staff for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Adam M. Robinson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, CPE, a resident of Bethesda, Md., has been named the Chief of Staff for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Prior to joining the VA Maryland Health Care System, Robinson served as the 36th Surgeon General of the United States Navy. The Surgeon General is the Chief...

Expedition 33 Crew Complete Six Hour Plus Spacewalk
2012-11-02 06:26:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams and Flight Engineer Akihiko Hoshide completed a scheduled spacewalk on Thursday (Nov. 1). The mission, which began at 8:29 a.m. EDT, was scheduled to repair an ammonia leak on the International Space Station´s (ISS) port side truss. Williams and Hoshide ventured outside the station to configure the 2B solar array power channel´s photovoltaic thermal control system (PVTCS) to allow...

Sunita Williams To Return To ISS As Commander Of Expedition 33
2012-06-25 07:59:59

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Indian-American female astronaut, Sunita Williams, who spent a record 6 months aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in 2006, will be making a triumphant return to the orbiting outpost, when she, along with two others, launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 14, reports the Press Trust of India. Williams, 46, will catch a ride on a Soyuz spacecraft with Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and...

2012-06-20 08:43:44

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, making final preparations for a July launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 a.m. CDT Tuesday, June 26. The interviews will originate from Moscow and will be preceded at 5:30 a.m. by a feed of video documenting Williams' mission training. Williams, a record-setting astronaut who lived and worked aboard the space station for six months in 2006, will be a flight engineer on the station's Expedition...

2009-11-11 06:06:24

On Tuesday, former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak pleaded guilty to reduced charges and avoided jail time for her 2007 attack on a romantic rival. Nowak apologized in court to her victim, which was former Air Force Captain Colleen Shipman, before being sentenced to a year on probation. "I am sincerely sorry to cause fear and misunderstanding and all of the intense public exposure ... I hope very much that we can move forward from this in privacy," Nowak said after the judge directed her to turn...

2009-09-09 14:08:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper has left NASA to return to the Navy. Stefanyshyn-Piper is a veteran of two space shuttle flights and five spacewalks. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "Heide has been an outstanding astronaut, contributing significantly to the space shuttle and space station programs," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space...

Latest Women in the United States Navy Reference Libraries

Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Kathryn Hire
2012-10-22 10:54:25

Kathryn Hire is a Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve  and a NASA astronaut. She was born Kathryn Patricia "Kay" Hire on August 26, 1959 in Mobile, Alabama where she was raised by her parents. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile in 1977 and subsequently attended the United States Naval Academy, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management in 1981. The following year, Hire earned her Naval Flight Officer wings and began conducting international airborne...

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...

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...

2010-11-17 16:16:49

Captain Kathryn Hire is a NASA astronaut who has flown aboard two Space Shuttle missions. She was born Kathryn Patricia Hire on August 26, 1959 in Mobile, Alabama. She graduated from Murphy High School in 1977, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Management from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981. After earning her Naval Flight Officer wings in October 1982, Hire she carried out worldwide airborne oceanographic research missions with Oceanographic Development...

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