TV News LIES

Friday, May 06th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

E-mail Print PDF

Steven NagelAstronaut Steven Nagel, who flew on four space shuttle missions in the 1980s and 90s, including two as mission commander, has died after a long battle with cancer, NASA confirms.

Nagel, an Air Force pilot who had logged many hours in fighter jets and as a test pilot, joined the NASA astronaut corps in 1978 in the first crop of trainees selected for the space shuttle program.

Although trained as a shuttle pilot, Nagel's first mission, aboard (Discovery) in June 1985, was as a mission specialist.

"I really wanted to fly as a pilot, so at the time — because there was no explanation that went with it — I wondered, 'Are they telling me I'm not good enough to fly as a pilot?'" Nagel told a NASA interviewer about his 1985 assignment to the shuttle Discovery's STS-51G crew, according to . "Nothing against mission specialists. I would trade my pilot's slot to go be a mission specialist and do a [spacewalk], certainly, but it's just that 'What are they trying to tell me here?'"

"But I think what it really was, our class was very large, and they're getting down to the point where I think [they] probably wanted to get us all flown, and this was a way to do it a little quicker," Nagel recalled.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Judge orders gunmaker in Newtown school shooting case to begin turning over evidence

Newtown gun manufacturer has to turn over evidenceA Connecticut judge has shot down the latest attempt by the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15...

U.S. regulators ban e-cigarette, cigar sales to minors

Feds ban e-cigs for minorsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday banned sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and...

Obama commutes sentences of 58 prisoners

Obama commutes sentencesPresident Obama commuted the sentences of 58 federal prisoners convicted of drug crimes, the White House...

U.S. government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

McCroryA conservative group representing more than 50 Illinois parents challenged the Obama administration’s aggressive stance on...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!