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    01/30/2013 | NASA to Honor Fallen Astronauts this Friday

    On Friday, February 1 -- the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident -- NASA will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia with a Day of Remembrance. Flags across the agency will be flown at half-staff in their mem
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    09/21/2012 | Everett Gracey, WA6CBA (SK)

    Everett Gracey, WA6CBA, of Grass Valley, California, passed away on August 26. He was 90. In 1979, Gracey -- along with Ken, K6HCP, and Jacqui Holladay -- founded Mirage Communications. He was also the founder of RF Concepts.
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    02/08/2012 | Astronaut Janice Voss, KC5BTK (SK)

    NASA astronaut Janice Voss, KC5BTK, of Houston, Texas, passed away on February 7 from cancer. She was 55. One of only six women who have flown in space five times, Voss’ career was highlighted by her work and dedication to scientific payloads and explorat
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    12/06/2011 | Space Pioneer Jack Townsend, W3PRB (SK)

    John W. “Jack” Townsend, Jr, W3PRB, of Cabin John, Maryland, passed away October 29 due to complications from lung cancer. He was 87. Townsend -- an ARRL member -- was a rocket and satellite pioneer who was influential in creating the first meteorological
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    09/08/2011 | Report Calls on NASA to Hire More Astronauts

    Even as the space shuttle era has come to a close, a NASA-commissioned report says the space agency needs to hire more astronauts to maintain its presence on the International Space Station and prepare for the next generation of spaceflight. The report wa
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    07/20/2011 | NASA’s Space Shuttle Program to Come to an End

    When Atlantis once again touches the Earth in Florida on Thursday, July 21, an era will come to an end. This era saw dreams realized when men and women could go into space on a craft -- the space shuttle -- that could be used again and again. NASA’s space
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    04/11/2011 | From the Hearts: Providing a Way for Others to Communicate with the ISS

    In America and around the world, students use Amateur Radio to talk to astronauts on the International Space Station, orbiting high above the Earth -- and it’s the students at an all-girls school in Honolulu, Hawaii who help make the connection.
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  • 03/12/2009 | NASA Delays Discovery's Trip to ISS

    Due to a leak in the venting system outside the giant external fuel tank, NASA has decided to postpone the launch of a space shuttle headed to the International Space Station (Learn More