16JAN 2018
Almost Astronauts

Almost Astronauts

They had the right stuff. They defied the prejudices of the time. And they blazed a trail for generations of women to follow. What does it take to be an astronaut? Excellence at flying, courage, intelligence, resistance to stress, top physical shape — any checklist would include these. But when America created NASA in 1958, there was another unspoken rule: you had to be a m What…

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11JAN 2018
Reid Wiseman astronaut

Reid Wiseman astronaut

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman took this photo of an aurora from the International Space Station on Aug. 16, 2013. Photo: Reid Wiseman/NASA NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman is proving to be quite the shutterbug. Currently stationed aboard the International Space Station, Wiseman has been shooting the Earth from low-orbit and many of the photos seem to be too detailed and too incredible…

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06JAN 2018
Aeronautical Engineering PHD

Aeronautical Engineering PHD

The Department offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate opportunities. Research areas are loosely grouped into the following themes: energy and environment; engineering materials and metallurgy; structural integrity and machine design; and thermo-fluid sciences and multi-physics engineering. Read more The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation…

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01JAN 2018
David Walker astronaut

David Walker astronaut

DAVID M. WALKER (CAPTAIN, USN, RET.) NASA ASTRONAUT (DECEASED) PERSONAL DATA: Born May 20, 1944, in Columbus, Georgia. Died on April 23, 2001, while being treated at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his wife, the former Paige Lucas, and two grown sons. EDUCATION: Graduated from Eustis High School, Eustis, Florida, in 1962; received…

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27DEC 2017
NASA astronaut corps

NASA astronaut corps

NASA is looking for a few men and women with the right stuff. NASA With its eyes set on deep space exploration, NASA will soon begin seeking applications from would-be astronauts. The space agency says it needs to bulk up its depleted roster of astronauts for missions to the International Space Station as well as into cislunar space and beyond. Despite uncertain prospects for the…

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22DEC 2017
University Mechanics

University Mechanics

How to Select an Automobile Mechanics College or University While universities or 4-year colleges are unlikely to have auto mechanic training programs, such programs are widely offered at community colleges. Students typically select a school based largely on proximity to where they live, but program length is another important consideration for aspiring automobile technicians…

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17DEC 2017
Salary of an Astronaut

Salary of an Astronaut

What is the best degree field to choose? Among the academic fields considered qualifying for Astronaut Candidate positions, we would not recommend one over another or specify which might be more appropriate in the future. You should choose a field of study that is of interest to you; this will ensure that, whatever course your career takes, you will be prepared to do something that…

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