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...first road link between the two once-warring countries.In 2007, space shuttle Endeavour roared into orbit with teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan on board.Ten years ago: Alan Keyes, the Republican two-time presidential hopeful, threw his hat into...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08
Local
US Senate race draws focus in Alaska primary

...make him the strongest candidate to challenge Begich. His endorsements include four-time Iditarod champ Martin Buser and astronaut Buzz Aldrin."For me, the passion he has for Alaska, I really love seeing that when he talks," said Melehoko Maake...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/us-senate-race-draws-focus-alaska-prima
State
Astronaut visits Alaska schools

...got to talk space with an actual astronaut Monday. Sound off on the important...issues at Livingston Holder Jr., an astronaut who trained extensively to fly in...the essential pathway to being an astronaut," he said. "You're going to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103107/sta_20071031009.shtml
News
Kelly and Giffords lobby in Alaska for gun control

ANCHORAGE - Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her former astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, are in Alaska to lobby for expanded background checks for gun sales.On Monday, Giffords visited a Las...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-02/kelly-and-giffords-lobby-alaska-gun-con
State
Astronaut caught in strange love triangle to leave NASA

...with former Alaskan Bill Oefelein, the astronaut at the center of a love triangle that...being romantically involved with former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who is facing felony charges...already has been released from the astronaut corps and is working at a base in Texas...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052707/sta_20070527015.shtml
News
Juneau physician recalls astronaut as a friend who truly enjoyed life

...Clark's friends and family members the astronaut invited to watch the Columbia's takeoff...for a week before the launch, but the astronaut made a video to be shown at a reception...about 10 days before the flight, the astronaut was engrossed in helping Ian with a school...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020203/loc_physician.shtml
News
Outside Editorial: So you want to be an astronaut?

...NASA was deluged with a record number of astronaut applicants.Today, the remaining American...applications for a handful of openings in the Astronaut Office: 6,372 candidates for nine...of the next decade, if then.Why are astronaut applications soaring?Probably isn't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-13/so-you-want-be-astronaut
Opinion
Neil Armstrong over Vietnam

Did you wink at the full moon on Aug. 31? It was an appealing and quirky little salute to astronaut Neil Armstrong, requested by his family after his death on Aug. 25. Of course we would honor Neil Armstrong with a wink! If...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-16/neil-armstrong-over-vietnam
Opinion
Remembering Dr. Maynard 'Mal' Miller

...perfect place." Miller's sons spent a lot of time on the icefield with their father while growing up. Once, they, the astronaut Bill Anders, their father and three others were "sardined in a space that was slightly smaller than the bed of a pickup...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-14/remembering-dr-maynard-mal-miller
Outdoors
Thousands applying for one-way ticket to Mars

...television phenomenon, has started accepting applications for its astronaut selection program.In just two weeks, more than 78,000...science, astronomy or really anything to apply for the Mars One astronaut selection program - but you will need to be at least 18 years...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-10/thousands-applying-one-way-ticket-mar
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