Stories tagged: astronaut
Sat., May 26, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Alan Bean, Apollo 12 astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86
Alan Bean, a NASA astronaut who journeyed into space two times and, as part of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon, …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018
15 years after Columbia space shuttle disaster, remembering Spokane’s own Michael Phillip Anderson
Today marks 15 years since the destruction of the Columbia shuttle and the loss of Spokane’s own astronaut, Michael Phillip Anderson. The Spokesman-Review sat down with his mother, Barbara, to …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
NASA bumps astronaut off June spaceflight in rare move
Astronaut Jeanette Epps was supposed to rocket away in early June, and would have been the first African-American to live on the International Space Station. Late Thursday, NASA announced it …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 11:53 a.m.
Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died
Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday. Young was 87.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Astronaut Herrington wants kids to reach for the stars
For children who dream of reaching the stars, John Herrington wants to talk with you. Herrington is an aba’ nowa’ – or, directly translated, an above walker. That’s the word …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, a Seattle native who circled moon, dies
Former Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon, one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn’t land there, has died, NASA said. The Seattle native was 88.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
U.S. astronaut’s memoir provides blunt take on year in space
In his new autobiography, retired astronaut Scott Kelly gives an unflinchingly blunt take on his U.S. record-breaking year in space.
UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Woman gets prison for embezzling $750,000 from former astronaut
A former Orcas Island bookkeeper will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges for embezzling more than $750,000 from a former NASA astronaut and his wife.
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
NASA picks 12 new astronauts from record number of applicants
NASA chose 12 new astronauts Wednesday from its biggest pool of applicants ever, selecting seven men and five women who could one day fly aboard the nation’s next generation of …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Trump calls U.S. astronaut who broke record for time in space
President Donald Trump made a very long distance phone call to the International Space Station, to congratulate its commander on breaking the record for the most time spent in space …
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Spacewalkers lose piece of shielding, use patch instead
Spacewalking astronauts lost an important piece of cloth shielding needed for the International Space Station on Thursday when it floated away.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82
Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 4:04 p.m.
Biden, other mourners choke up in tribute to John Glenn
The nation’s vice president and a retired Marine Corps general were among the dignitaries, family members and other mourners who choked up Saturday during a memorial tribute to the late …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
John Glenn lies in honor at Ohio capitol for public goodbye
John Glenn’s home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the beloved astronaut Friday beginning with a public viewing of his flag-draped casket inside Ohio’s Statehouse rotunda.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
10 prominent early astronauts carrying on U.S. space history
Early U.S. space history is fading with the death of John Glenn, the last of the Mercury 7 astronauts, and the 2012 passing of Neil Armstrong, the first man to …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio
American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio’s capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95
John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio
An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 6:53 p.m.
Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation
Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Astronauts share experiences after 115 days on International Space Station
Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin slid out of the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft that delivered him to a remote steppe in Kazakhstan Sunday morning (local time). He and fellow astronauts Kate Rubins …
Mon., July 18, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Twitter lights up with 95th birthday wishes for John Glenn
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Pioneering astronaut John Glenn is being showered with birthday recognition by people on social media, NASA and residents in his home state of Ohio. The first American …
Tue., June 7, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Ex-astronaut charged with murder in car wreck that killed 2
Retired astronaut James Halsell Jr., 59, is in a new kind of danger: He is charged with murder after an early-morning car wreck Monday killed two young sisters on a …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
NASA’s yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue
NASA’s yearlong spaceman says even after 2
Thu., April 14, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
British astronaut will run London Marathon on space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Britain’s first official spaceman, Timothy Peake, says he’s ready to run the London Marathon in 1 1/2 weeks – from 250 miles up. But he’s not …
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Record number of astronaut wannabes apply to NASA – 18,300
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space travel never looked so good. NASA announced Friday it received a record number of applicants – some 18,300 – for its next astronaut class. That’s …
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016, 2:25 p.m.
Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida
Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13’s “successful failure” and later devoted his …
Sun., July 19, 2015
Doug Clark: Gonzaga Prep grad earns astronaut pin
Talked to an American hero the other day. West Point grad. Two master’s degrees, one in aerospace engineering, the other in international relations.
UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2013, 3:16 p.m.
NASA picks G-Prep grad for astronaut corps
A Gonzaga Prep graduate now serving in the U.S. Army is among America’s newest astronauts in training. Anne C. McClain, 34, is among the new class of eight astronauts selected …
Fri., April 29, 2011, 12:21 p.m.
NASA delays Endeavour’s last launch to Monday
A historic next-to-last space shuttle launch was scratched Friday because of mechanical problems, spoiling a visit from the president and dashing the hopes of the biggest crowd of spectators in …
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011, 8:59 a.m.
Giffords’ astronaut husband decides to fly shuttle
The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head to space in April, a stunning decision coming almost one month to the day that his wife was shot through …