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NASA Names new Astronaut class

By Keith Cowing
May 10, 2004

6 May 2004: NASA Introduces Astronaut Class of 2004 – The Next Generation of Explorers

6 May 2004: NASA’s New Astronaut Class: It’s been a long road, getting from there to here, SpaceRef

“NASA formally announced its new astronaut class today in a somewhat unusual (but appropriate) venue: a hangar filled with school children, historic aerospace artifacts, and a cultural icon.”

7 May 2004: Heavenly Assignment – Hudson’s Bay teacher to become astronaut, The Columbian

7 May 2004: Norfolk Navy SEAL chosen for NASA’s astronaut class, The Pilot

10 May 2004: Teacher is first Peace Corps veteran to be named NASA astronaut, San Luis Obispo Tribune

10 May 2004: Collins Congratulates NASA Astronaut Candidate From York, Magic City Morning Star

10 May 2004: New NASA astronaut class to skip shuttle, UPI

“UPI also learned the original class of candidates consisted of 12, but when informed they would not be flying the space shuttles, one candidate withdrew.”

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