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Robert Pearlman
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SACHI KOTO release
Fifteen-year Veteran Astronaut Announces His Departure from NASA

Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D. is announcing his decision to leave NASA following a fifteen-year career with the agency. A veteran of four space missions, he served most recently as the Commander of Expedition 10, aboard the International Space Station. Dr. Chiao who has logged over 229 days in space — over 36 hours of which were spent in ExtraVehicluar Activity (EVA, or spacewalks) — will be working as a consultant, public speaker and leadership coach.

A native English speaker, Dr. Chiao also speaks Russian and Mandarin Chinese. He has flown space missions and worked closely with Japanese, Russian, and European astronauts and their affiliated space agencies. Dr. Chiao is uniquely qualified for specialized negotiations with the United States, European, Russian, and Chinese Space Programs. He is a specialist in all facets of US and Russian EVA hardware and operations, and is EVA-certified in US and Russian spacesuits, tools, and training programs.

A fully trained Space Shuttle Mission Specialist and Space Station Commander, Dr. Chiao is also a fully-certified copilot of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. His years of intensive training and working with others in a wide range of high stress, high visibility conditions have served to advance his knowledge and skills in communication, leadership and teamwork.

As of November 1, 2005, Dr. Leroy Chiao can be contacted through Sachi Koto Communications for speaking engagements, personal appearances and leadership coaching assignments.

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NASA release
Astronaut Leroy Chiao Leaves NASA

Veteran International Space Station commander, spacewalker and three-time space shuttle flier Leroy Chiao has retired from NASA.

Chiao is the first Asian-American and ethnic Chinese to fly in space and perform a spacewalk. He was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1990 and flew his first mission in July 1994. On his second flight, STS-72 in January 1996, Chiao performed two spacewalks to demonstrate tools, hardware and techniques for space station assembly.

Chiao conducted two more spacewalks during his final shuttle mission, STS-92 in October 2000, to configure the space station's Z1 Truss and Pressurized Mating Adapter 3.

In October 2004, Chiao visited the station again as commander of a six-month mission on the orbiting laboratory. He returned to Earth in April. Chiao also served as NASA Science Officer during that mission, helping to lead 20 scientific experiments. He performed two station-based repair and installation spacewalks. Chiao holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

"As a veteran of four missions and six spacewalks, Leroy's been a valued team member and has provided extensive expertise to the nation's space flight program," said Ken Bowersox, Flight Crew Operations Director. "We wish him continued success in his future."

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Space Foundation release
Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao Joins Space Foundation

Assumes New Position of Special Advisor – Human Spaceflight

The Space Foundation welcomes an important addition to its leadership team; former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., will serve in the newly-created position of Space Foundation Special Advisor — Human Spaceflight.

Chiao flew on three Space Shuttle flights, a Russian Soyuz flight and was the commander of International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 10, where he lived onboard the ISS from Oct. 13, 2004, to April 24, 2005.

"Whether he's addressing rocket scientists, reporters or school children, Dr. Chiao is an extraordinary spokesperson on space science and human spaceflight," said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. "Plus, his extensive work with NASA and the Japanese, Russian and European space agencies makes him an incredible asset to the Space Foundation's global space endeavors."

Chiao, who is based in Houston, will begin his work with the Space Foundation this month and will participate significantly in the annual National Space Symposium, to be presented by the Space Foundation, April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Diomics Corporation release
Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao Joins Diomics Leadership Team

Diomics Corporation, a leading bioscience company focused on the development of Diomat technology for a range of life science, aerospace and specialty products, today announced the appointment of former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao as Special Advisor.

Diomics Corporation, a leading bioscience company focused on the development of Diomat technology for a range of life science, aerospace and specialty products, today announced the appointment of former NASA Astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao as Special Advisor.

"We're pleased to have Dr. Chiao join our leadership team as Special Advisor. He's an extraordinary spokesman for innovation and the life science and aerospace industries," said Diomics Corporation CEO Jeff Morhet. "It's a big task to describe his career, first with Lawrence Livermore Labs, his tremendous success as a NASA Astronaut and his contribution to the National Space Biomedical Research Institute and the Center for Space Medicine. The team is excited to have him on board."

Dr. Chiao has already begun his role, working with Diomics' research and commercial partners and contributing to the strategic efforts of the company.

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