Saturday, January 21, 2012

Astronaut tells Huntsville soldiers NASA needs new astronauts 'desperately'

Published: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 7:30 AM     Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 8:31 AM
Army Astronaut 01.20.12 Army Astronaut 01.20.12 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- U.S. Army Astronaut Col. Shane Kimbrough visits officers on Redstone Arsenal at the Program Executive Office for Aviation offices to recruit them as Army Astronauts. Firday, Jan. 20, 2012. Kimbrough was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in May 2004 and flew on STS-126 Endeavour (November 14 to November 30, 2008). During the mission, Kimbrough performed two spacewalks, logging a total of 12 hours and 52 minutes of EVA. (The Huntsville Times/Eric Schultz) Watch video

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Col. Shane Kimbrough got right to the point Friday with young Army astronaut hopefuls at Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal.
Even though NASA isn't flying anything now, Kimbrough, an Army astronaut himself, said, "We do need astronauts. Desperately."

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