Stories tagged: astronauts
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6 A.M.
NASA astronauts training in water survival at Fairchild
Four NASA astronauts who hope to travel to the International Space Station next year aboard “private space taxis” are in water-survival training at Fairchild Air Force Base.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 11:29 A.M.
Hundreds honor 3 astronauts lost in Apollo fire 50 years ago
Moonwalkers and dozens of others who took part in NASA’s storied Apollo program paid tribute Thursday to the three astronauts killed in a fire 50 years ago. On the eve …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 11:39 A.M.
NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fatal fire
A relic from America’s first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts at the start of …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016
Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Space flight, Sept. 16, 1966
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 10:34 A.M.
Astronauts enter world’s first inflatable space habitat
Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 8:26 P.M.
NASA inflates new space station room
NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 6:13 P.M.
Priest River teacher marks 25 years of astronaut visits
Someone once told teacher Chris Naccarato he’d never get an astronaut to visit his students at Priest River Elementary School. He didn’t get one. He got over 20 astronauts – …
FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2015
Science Channel series tells of close calls in space
NEW YORK – Lunch with former astronauts Robert Curbeam, Jerry Linenger and Yi So-yeon feels a little like eavesdropping on the meeting of a special club.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011, 2:09 P.M.
NASA loses hundreds of moon, space rocks
Astronauts may have had the ‘right stuff’ to go to the moon, but when it comes to keeping track of what they brought back, NASA seems to have misplaced some …
SUNDAY, AUG. 14, 2011
For kids, the idea of becoming an astronaut is going nowhere
Retiring the space shuttles, and the iffy immediate future for manned space flight, has implications beyond the realm of science and exploration. It colors the future in another way. For …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011, 7:53 A.M.
Space shuttle comes to ‘final stop’ after 30 years
Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph today, bringing an end to NASA’s 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011, 8:53 A.M.
Atlantis launches in final space shuttle mission
Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit today on NASA’s last space shuttle voyage, dodging bad weather and delighting hundreds of thousands of spectators on hand to witness the end …
FRIDAY, AUG. 13, 2010
Adventurer connects thrill-seeking, trigonometry
Summer 1977. John Herrington, suspended from the University of Colorado for lousy grades, hangs by one arm from a cliff, holding a prism for highway surveyors, earning four bucks an …
FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010
Ex-astronaut Dunbar always set sights high
Bonnie Dunbar’s travel photos are a lot more interesting than most. When the former astronaut showed her family homestead near Sunnyside, Wash., to Spokane’s Rotary 21 club Thursday, the view …
MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
Astronaut and teacher talks about lessons, challenges of space
Idaho schoolteacher Barbara Morgan was next in line to be NASA’s teacher in space when the first designee for that post, Christa McAuliffe, was killed in the Challenger space shuttle …
THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2010
Doll eyes final frontier
Next week when the space shuttle Discovery begins its mission to the International Space Station, a Spokane passenger will be on board – Flat Marie, all seven inches of her, …