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ASCAN1984
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posted 06-28-2009 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only nine. That's a surprise. The joint smallest class selected beaten only by the new nine (Group 2). Then again look at the legends that came from Group 2, Jim Lovell, the great John Young, etc.

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posted 06-28-2009 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why a surprise? They don't need astronauts in the moment. A few for the ISS. No one knows how long time it will take, to fly again after the shuttle missions.

ASCAN1984
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posted 06-29-2009 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a very good point, but in my opinion I would have to say that once the STS program finishes there will be a quite a few veterans who decide that the wait is maybe too long and leave the program. Just my belief.

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posted 06-29-2009 10:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new class has been announced: NASA names 2009 class of astronauts


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