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First US woman in space dies at 61

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Comments off

Photo: EPA

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, has died. She was 61.

NASA confirmed her death Monday afternoon and President Barack Obama called her a national hero, the AP reports from Washington. Her office in San Diego said she died of pancreatic cancer. Read more…

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Japan:Astronaut Furukawa returns to Earth

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.22,2011

Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa has returned to Earth after a 5-and-a-half month stay on the International Space Station — the longest ever by a Japanese person. Read more…