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Asian-American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In honor of Asian-American and Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize astronauts with Asian roots who have flown to the International Space Station and contributed to its assembly, operations and research activities. Other pioneers preceded them into space. The first person of Asian origin to reach space, Phạm Tuân of Vietnam spent eight […]

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NASA’s SERT II: ‘A Genuine Space Success Story’

5 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) An illustration of the SERT II spacecraft, which was comprised of the Agena upper stage, the experimental thrusters and associated equipment, and two large solar arrays. Credit: NASA “A genuine space success story,” is how Experiments Manager William Kerslake described NASA’s second Space Electric […]

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From NASA’s First Astronaut Class to Artemis II: The Importance of Military Jet Pilot Experience

6 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) The original Mercury astronauts at the McDonnell Aircraft Corp. in May 1959. The astronauts are left to right: M. Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Walter M. “Wally” Schirra, Alan B. Shepard Jr., and Donald K. […]

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US House of Representatives Columbia Accident Documents

5 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) House Representative Statements The following are some of the statements made by Representatives regarding the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia. February 1, 2003: Representative Sherwood Boehlert PRESS RELEASEDate Released: Saturday, February 01, 2003House Science Committee Boehlert Statement on Space Shuttle Columbia Tragedy WASHINGTON, D.C. —House Science […]