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Robert Pearlman

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posted 05-27-2010 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA release
Veteran astronaut Gorie Leaves NASA

Veteran astronaut Dominic Gorie is leaving NASA. Gorie's last day with the agency is June 4.

Gorie, a retired U.S. Navy captain, is a veteran of four space shuttle flights. He has traveled more than 18 million miles in space during his missions, serving as pilot and commander. Gorie served as pilot on shuttle mission STS-91 in 1998 and STS-99 in 2000. He served as commander on STS-108 in 2001 and STS-123 in 2008.

"Dom is a superlative leader of people who consistently treats others with respect and professionalism," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center. "We will sincerely regret the loss of his candor, humor and professionalism."


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posted 05-27-2010 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chappy   Click Here to Email chappy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wishing the former astronauts Dominic Gorie and Danny Olivas the very best luck in their new careers, knowing that the shuttle programme is coming to the end and maybe more astronauts will leave, because when will the new chapter begin?

I would like to say thanks to Dominic and Danny for their service to NASA during the shuttle programme and they will be missed by the space buffs from all over the world...


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posted 05-27-2010 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would expect the pace of retirements will start to pick up now that the Shuttle program is winding down, and no Constellation project to work on getting up and going.

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