Astronauts

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Rebekah Sager
October 21, 2019 - 4:24 pm
Even days later President Trump is still being accused of making a crude gesture to astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch. Friday, the president was speaking with the pair, flanked by Vice President Pence, and his daughter Ivanka, when he told the astronauts they were "amazing people; they're...
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CBS News
CBS News
October 06, 2019 - 9:51 am
Astronauts Christina Koch and Drew Morgan floated outside the International Space Station's Quest airlock Sunday for the first of five planned spacewalks to replace aging batteries on the far left end of the lab's solar power truss. The work will help extend the lab's life through the 2020s...
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July 22, 2019 - 7:59 am
Despite appearances and a presidential tweet suggesting otherwise, the United States is "100%" committed to sending astronauts back to the moon in 2024 and establishing a long-term, sustainable presence there as a stepping stone to eventual piloted flights to Mars, Vice President Mike Pence said in...
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AP
July 19, 2019 - 2:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching. Live TV coverage made hundreds of millions of witnesses to history. They huddled in front of televisions at home and gathered in auditoriums and schoolrooms as the Apollo 11...
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July 16, 2019 - 4:23 pm
Tuesday marks 50 years since three men in space suits set off on the greatest scientific adventure of all time. As the astronauts of Apollo 11 headed to the moon, the women of NASA were blazing new trails on Earth. Poppy Northcutt, Joann Morgan and Margaret Hamilton were trailblazers, "hidden...
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AP
March 03, 2019 - 9:16 am
A sleek American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday in a big step toward putting the U.S. back in the business of launching astronauts. The white Dragon capsule, developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company under contract to NASA,...
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NASA
August 03, 2018 - 11:00 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (KNX 1070/AP) — NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S. SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules by the end of this year or early next, with the...
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