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Next Launch MAVEN on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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18 Nov 13 18:28:00 GMT
18 Nov 13 13:28:00 EST

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All Hail the Chief: Behnken Assumes Astronaut Office's Top Job

Wearing blue shirts, Peggy Whitson and Robert Behnken – NASA’s outgoing and incoming Chief Astronauts – are pictured together aboard the International Space Station in March 2008. Photo Credit: NASA

Veteran Shuttle astronaut Robert Behnken has succeeded Peggy Whitson as Chief of the Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas. [...]