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Astronaut

Astronaut Christopher Cassidy (Photo courtesy: NASA)

Astronaut Chris Cassidy Visits UMass Lowell

Astronaut Chris Cassidy is giving some local college and high school students quite a treat on this week.

04/03/2014

Astronaut Chris Cassidy talks to students in Fall River from the International Space Station. (Photo by Mark Katic)

Fall River Students Chat With Astronaut In Space

It’s not everyday you can talk to an astronaut – especially one still in space.

05/23/2013

Chris Cassidy (Photo credit: SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Astronaut Tapped For Emergency Spacewalk Operation

An astronaut with local ties is one of two astronauts making a hastily planned spacewalk Saturday to try to fix an ammonia leak in the power system of the International Space Station.

05/11/2013

Astronaut Sunita Williams (file image)

Local Astronaut Sunita Williams Tunes In From Space Station

Needham astronaut Sunita Williams is flying high above the earth as the commander of the International Space Station.

10/12/2012

Astronaut Neil Armstrong smiles inside the Lunar Module July 20, 1969. The 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing mission is celebrated July 20, 1999. (Photo by NASA/Newsmakers)

Neil Armstrong, 1st Man On The Moon, Dead At 82

Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on another world, has died. He was 82.

08/25/2012

Sally Ride (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sally Ride, A Role Model For The Ages

Looking around our nation, it’s obvious that we need more heroines and heroes with Sally Ride’s brave and courageous character. Her inspiration and legacy must live on to create the heroines – and heroes – of the future.

07/24/2012

First Night Button

First Night Button Designer Likes Astronaut Theme

This year’s First Night button was designed by Somerville artist Scott Listfield.

11/25/2010

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