21JAN 2017
All about astronauts

All about astronauts

If you ve ever wanted to be an astronaut, now might be your chance – provided you can satisfy a few pesky job requirements, that is. The space agency says the call, the first since 2011, is necessitated by the impending return of current astronauts to American soil and the prospect of a possible journey to Mars. The space agency promises, in a press release, that chosen astronauts…

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19JAN 2017
Astronaut Costume Adult

Astronaut Costume Adult

5 4 3 2 1 Houston, we have no problem with this exciting Astronaut Adult Costume. NASA patches and American flag emblems adorn this one-piece jumpsuit. Live out your childhood dream career in this official-looking ensemble. It s the perfect outfit for that costume party, shuttle launch, or visit…

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17JAN 2017
Female NASA Astronauts

Female NASA Astronauts

NASA new astronaut candidates (from top left to bottom right): Josh Cassada, Victor Glover, Tyler “Nick” Hague, Christina Hammock, Nicole Mann, Anne McClain, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan. Credit: NASA NASA s newest female astronaut candidates have the right stuff. The new astronauts were named publicly…

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15JAN 2017
New astronaut Suit

New astronaut Suit

Photo credit: Z2 Prototype by NASA NASA is not wasting any time in developing new spacesuits to be used in a variety of locations for the Journey To Mars. Two new suits, PXS and Z2, were introduced in October and they have now reached the stage of working advanced prototypes. The PXS, or prototype exploration…
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13JAN 2017
List of astronauts

List of astronauts

The 31 NASA astronauts educated at MIT are listed below, in order of their selection by NASA. David R. Scott (SM and EAA in aeronautics and astronautics, 1962), chosen by NASA in 1963, was the first MIT graduate to fly in space as pilot of Gemini 8, which performed the first docking of two spacecraft in orbit in 1966. He was the command module pilot of Apollo 9, which was the first…

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11JAN 2017
Web Astro

Web Astro

OBSERVATORY STATUS: The observatory is now closed. Check back next week for the next star party! We are open to the public Wednesday nights when the weather is clear. Our opening times vary throughout the year due to changing times of sunset. Call 58-SPACE (587-7223) after 8:00pm on Wednesdays to verify opening status, we are unavailable at this phone number outside of this time…

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09JAN 2017
Kathryn Thornton astronaut

Kathryn Thornton astronaut

Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton (Ph.D.) (born August 17, 1952 in Montgomery, Alabama) is an American scientist and a former NASA astronaut with over 975 hours in space, including 21 hours of extravehicular activity. She was the associate dean for graduate programs at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science, currently a professor of mechanical and aerospace…

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