Spaceflight Insider

News Archive / Tagged: Astronaut

  • NASA astronaut resigned in 2016 after fraud revelation, according to Gizmodo

    Jason RhianMay 22nd, 2017

    NASA is arguably one of the most positively viewed organizations in all of the federal government. However, over the last decade, a number of incidents have placed the space agency in a bad light. The most recent one was revealed in a Gizmodo report indicating an astronaut resigned late in 2016 after it was found they had fraudulently filed multiple travel reimbursement claims.

  • NASA provides ‘insider’s’ look of JSC ahead of Super Bowl LI

    Nathan MoellerFebruary 4th, 2017

    HOUSTON, Texas — "Houston, we have a touchdown...". That's what NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) is set to announce when the agency supports Super Bowl LI, slated to be held in JSC's hometown on Sunday, Feb. 5. NASA held an event at JSC on Feb. 1 to highlight how JSC is preparing for the event.

  • Take the plunge: Former astronaut talks about NASA’s NBL

    Jason RhianJanuary 30th, 2017

    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas — NASA continues to use one of its Texas-based assets to provide astronauts with training essential to the missions they conduct on-orbit. The Sonny Carter Neutral Buoyancy Lab is home to the massive pool where astronauts go underwater to simulate the microgravity environment in space.

  • Astronauts Baker and Fossum retire from NASA

    Rae Botsford EndJanuary 11th, 2017

    On Saturday, Jan. 7, astronauts Mike Baker and Mike Fossum both retired from NASA to pursue work in the private sector. Both of the spaceflight veterans served in the U.S. military, and both wore numerous hats during their time with the space agency.

  • Astronaut Cady Coleman leaving NASA

    Bart LeahyDecember 5th, 2016

    On Dec. 1, 2016, NASA astronaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman announced her retirement from the agency via social media. Since becoming an astronaut in 1992, she has logged over 180 days in space across two Space Shuttle missions and one International Space Station (ISS) expedition.