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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-11-2004 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New NASA astronaut class to skip shuttle
http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040510-041735-8585r.htm

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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.

lunarrv15
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posted 05-11-2004 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ouch!

who withdrew?

Mike Isbell
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posted 05-11-2004 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the decision to retire the shuttle after the completion of the ISS, I figured that the chances of the astronauts of the class of 2004 flying the shuttle were slim. No astronauts have yet flown from the class of 1998 and 2000. No question the class of 2004 will have to either hope for a continuation of shuttle flights or until the next generation spacecraft is ready to fly.

pokey
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posted 05-12-2004 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few of the non-US members of the 1998 class have flown, of course that was prior to being in the 1998 class. Mostly shuttle. One on Soyuz.

Mike Isbell
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posted 05-12-2004 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was Leopold Eyharts the astronaut class of 1998 member that flew on the soyuz ?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-12-2004 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eyharts flew on the Soyuz prior to being named part of the 1998 class of international astronauts. Roberto Vittori flew a Soyuz taxi mission (TM-34) in 2002.

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