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Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on moon, dies

...out of orbit.Armstrong was backup commander for the historic Apollo 8 mission at Christmastime in 1968. In that flight, Commander Frank Borman, and Jim Lovell and Bill Anders circled the moon 10 times, paving the way for the lunar landing seven...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2012-08-25/neil-armstrong-first-man-w
Space shuttle launches

...as much trash as possible. Atlantis is scheduled to come home on June 20 after 12 days in orbit.Before taking flight, Commander Christopher Ferguson saluted all those who contributed over the years to the shuttle program."The shuttle is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-07-08/space-shuttle-launches
Milestones

...was reassigned from Ramstein Air Base, German, to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., where he has assumed duties as Flight Commander for the Installation Support Flight, 45th Contracting Squadron, 45th Space Wing. Also, Maj. Coon received the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/25/aik_117736.shtml
Mir's cosmonauts redock cargo ship

...officials said. The Progress M-39 cargo ship had followed Mir in orbit at a distance of several hundred miles since flight commander Sergei Avdeyev and engineer Gennady Padalka arrived on Mir in mid-August. After the previous crew left last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/02/tec_237854.shtml
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Mir prepares for redock of cargo spacecraft

...make space for a crew change. The Progress M-39 cargo craft has been kept a short distance from the Mir since flight commander Sergei Avdeyev and engineer Gennady Padalka arrived on the station in mid-August, the ITAR-Tass news agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/01/tec_237751.shtml
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Mir cosmonauts prepared for new manned mission

...be operational Tuesday and Wednesday, said Mission Control spokeswoman Irina Manshilina. If Kurs fails, Soyuz flight commander Sergei Avdeyev can dock his ship manually, but the procedure is more complicated. Baturin told reporters at Baikonur...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/13/tec_235937.shtml
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Mir's American astronaut takes first spacewalk

...the first time Thursday to examine the Russian space station's outer hull for possible leaks. Wolf and Russian flight commander Anatoly Solovyov began their spacewalk just after midnight Wednesday (4:12 p.m. Wednesday EST) with the Mir...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/15/tec_220649.shtml
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J. Hampton Manning

...learned to fly in 1937. He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and flew 50 missions during World War II as a flight commander over Africa, Sicily and Italy. He became manager of Augusta's city airport, then Daniel Field, in 1946 at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/01/op_277119.shtml
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New crew docks with Mir

...on a mission that was widely ridiculed as a hoax when it was first announced. Baturin and two other cosmonauts, flight commander Gennady Padalka and engineer Sergei Avdeyev, will relieve a crew that has been on Mir since January. The new crew...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/16/tec_236227.shtml
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Charles L. James (PETERSBURG, Fla.)

...in 1965 and in 1966 was assigned to the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing at Elgin Air Force Base, FL. He served as a Flight Commander and Assistant Operations Officer in the 40th Tactical Fighter Squadron. During his tour in Vietnam he flew 144 combat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/03/27/obi_192473.shtml
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