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Next Launch AsiaSat-6 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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26 Aug 14 5:50:00 GMT
26 Aug 14 1:50:00 EDT

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Astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross to Be Honored With Hall of Fame Induction

Astronauts Jerry Ross and Dr. Shannon Lucid will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on May 3. Image Credit: The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation website

A Shuttle-Mir veteran and a spacewalking virtuoso will join the ranks of other spaceflight legends on the afternoon of Saturday, May 3, at the Kennedy Space Center [...]

Astronaut Mike Foale: A Legend for Britain and the US Leaves NASA

Mike Foale works on the Hubble Space Telescope during the STS-103 servicing mission in December 1999. This was the first and only shuttle flight to remain in orbit over Christmas. Photo Credit: NASA

Last week’s announcement by NASA of the retirement of astronaut Mike Foale leaves just one representative—Tim Peake—on active status to carry [...]

Book Review: 'Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer'

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross flew into space seven times aboard the space shuttle—more than any other astronaut in history. He has a book that will be coming out next month entitled Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer. Photo Credit: NASA

One would think that reading about the [...]

“The Guy That Sank to the Bottom”: The Falls and Rise of Jerry Ross

On STS-110 in April 2002, Jerry Ross became the first person to record a seventh space flight. He is seen here with a montage of his crew patches, shaped into the figure '7'. Photo Credit: NASA.

When President Ronald Reagan announced plans to build a permanent space station in the spring of 1984, NASA [...]