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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2640 on: 06/07/2017 06:16 pm »
Political suits all there.
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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2641 on: 06/07/2017 06:23 pm »
Here we go...
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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2642 on: 06/07/2017 06:24 pm »
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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2643 on: 06/07/2017 06:25 pm »
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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2644 on: 06/07/2017 06:27 pm »
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2645 on: 06/07/2017 06:28 pm »
SpaceXer!
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2646 on: 06/07/2017 06:30 pm »
There we go!
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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2647 on: 06/07/2017 06:31 pm »
The new class!
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2649 on: 06/07/2017 06:34 pm »
Brian K. Kelly, Director, Flight Operations Directorate performed the astronaut candidate introductions.

(He would be the current boss of Ascan Bob Hines!)

Robert Lightfoot welcomes the candidates to NASA, then introduces Mike Pence.

Acting Admin Lightfoot notes the VP's birthday is today.  (Happy 58th Birthday, Mr. Pence!)
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2650 on: 06/07/2017 06:42 pm »
 Three cheers for the new astronaut class! May they have long, exciting, fulfilling and safe careers exploring outer space. :)

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2651 on: 06/07/2017 06:43 pm »
Has anyone as high up the Executive Branch as Vice President ever attended or spoken at an astronaut candidate class announcement?
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Pence announces that he'll head the re-constituted National Space Council.

Extended applause for the families of the Ascans.

"If you find a box turtle on a fence post"--certainly didn't get there on its own--support of family, friends, teammates.

Referencing JFK's Rice University speech, Star Trek, and the Psalms.

End of speech, beginning of Q&A for the candidates.

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Offline Chris Bergin

Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2652 on: 06/07/2017 07:08 pm »
SpaceXer Robb says he would like to ride on a vehicle he's been involved in (That'll be Dragon 2!)
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« Reply #2653 on: 06/07/2017 07:08 pm »
Raja says he doesn't care what he rides on (Orion, Starliner, Dragon 2...). He just wants to fly. Correct answer.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2654 on: 06/07/2017 07:11 pm »
Jasmin knew she wanted to be an astro in sixth grade when she got a book on Valentina Tereshkova!
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2655 on: 06/07/2017 07:22 pm »
That was fun.
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2656 on: 06/07/2017 07:39 pm »
Second Tim Peake space flight under threat over cost dispute
https://www.ft.com/content/cfbea554-4904-11e7-a3f4-c742b9791d43

My opinion: If the UK wants its fair share of flight assignments, we should pay our fair share of the costs. Let's hope we don't (once again) throw away our HSF program because of short-sighted haggling over comparitively small amounts of money. :(

Is there a version of that story not hidden behind a paywall?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2657 on: 06/07/2017 07:41 pm »
I went to school with Loral.  She's one of the brightest people I know and will be a great astronaut.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2658 on: 06/07/2017 09:31 pm »
My faith and pride shot threw the roof because (only) this nation can inspire individuals to strive and support them to create this resume... "Dr. Jonny Kim, 33, Lt., U.S. Navy, was born and raised in Los Angeles. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, then trained and operated as a Navy SEAL, completing more than 100 combat operations and earning a Silver Star and Bronze Star with Combat V. Afterward, he went on to complete a degree in mathematics at the University of San Diego and a doctorate of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Kim is a resident physician in emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital."
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2659 on: 06/07/2017 09:56 pm »
One more thought.  2 Geologists and 2 Doctors.  In a 4 person crew to Mars, 2 of them will be a Doctor and a Geologist...
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