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Could Sen. John Glenn's dream of returning to space be getting serious attention from NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Glenn, who flew on Mercury 6 and circled the Earth three times in 1962, has said repeatedly he would like to make a second flight as part of a study on how space flight affects aging.
If NASA sends an older person into space for the study, Glenn wants to be ``first in line,'' said Glenn spokesman Jack Sparks.
If Glenn - who turns 76 next month - ends up in outer space, he would be the oldest human ever in orbit. Story Musgrave Franklin Story Musgrave (born August 19, 1935) is a retired NASA Astronaut. He is now a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. , 61, set the record last year.
For Glenn to fly again, NASA would have to change its policy against civilians in space. The policy was established after the 1986 Challenger explosion killed teacher Christa McAuliffe Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire who was selected from among more than 11,000 applicants to be the first teacher in space. She died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. .
Lady Bird enjoying Mississippi cruise
Lady Bird Johnson apparently figured that no trip to Iowa would be complete unless she saw corn.
The former first lady, traveling the Mississippi River Mississippi River
River, central U.S. It rises at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and flows south, meeting its major tributaries, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers, about halfway along its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. on a luxury steamboat steamboat: see steamship.
Watercraft propelled by steam; more narrowly, a shallow-draft paddle-wheel steamboat widely used on rivers in the 19th century, particularly the Mississippi River and its tributaries. , took advantage of a break in the trip to see the sights on land - which around here means farm fields.
``She simply wanted to go for a ride in the country. She was interested in Midwest agriculture, especially corn,'' said Secret Service agent Jack Fox.
Johnson's take on the heartland: ``It's absolutely beautiful.''
The 84-year-old widow of President Lyndon Johnson, her daughter Lynda Byrd Robb and granddaughter are riding the American Queen American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built. The ship was built in 1995 and is a six-deck recreation of a classic Mississippi riverboat, owned by Majestic America Line. from St. Paul St. Paul
as a missionary he fearlessly confronts the “perils of waters, of robbers, in the city, in the wilderness.” [N.T.: II Cor. 11:26]
See : Bravery , Minn., to New Orleans New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded .
``All of this is so relaxing,'' Robb said. ``The upper river is as beautiful as anything in Europe. It's great to be with mom and my daughter Jennifer, three generations of us traveling and playing cards together.''
Friendly mischief more Roberts' style
She's mischievous - not devious, Julia Roberts says.
Asked recently about her role in ``My Best Friend's Wedding,'' the actress responded, ``Art imitating life.''
Her character in the movie stops at nothing to prevent her college sweetheart from marrying a 20-year-old heiress.
``It was a joke, but nobody laughed. So let's make it clear that I'm not living this devious, sneaky life,'' Roberts said as she promoted the film's premiere Friday. ``I have a mischievous side, but this is not something I can relate to too heavily. My mischievous side is not too devious.''
Roberts also stars with Mel Gibson in the thriller ``Conspiracy Theory,'' opening next month.
Baby girl makes an
Raven McDonald entered the world appropriately for someone with a bird's name: 1,500 feet over northwestern Pennsylvania, giving new meaning to the word ``airborne.''
Raven's 22-year-old mother, Rebecca Collier of Corry, Pa., went into labor two months early Thursday night, and her doctor decided to send her via helicopter to a better-equipped hospital in Erie.
The baby was ready to disembark dis·em·bark
v. dis·em·barked, dis·em·bark·ing, dis·em·barks
1. To go ashore from a ship.
2. To leave a vehicle or aircraft.
v.tr. three minutes into the 13-minute flight.
``We had presentation of the head and full delivery of the infant within a matter of seconds,'' said flight medic Don Millar, who delivered the baby with nurse Becky Spinks.
Raven was in an incubator by the time the helicopter landed at Hamot Medical Center Hamot Medical Center, more commonly known as Hamot Hospital, is a large medical facility located in Erie, PA. Hamot has been recognized numerous times as one of the 50 best hospitals in the United States. It is one of the largest employers in the Erie region. . Collier's parents were waiting with the baby's father, 21-year-old Kevin McDonald.
It's the first airborne birth in the 11 years that Lifestar Air Medical Transport Service has been in service.
Raven, weighing 4 pounds 7 ounces, was in intensive care Friday. Collier, who also has a 1-year-old boy, was in satisfactory condition.
As it happens, her full name - Raven Michelle McDonald - had nothing to do with the flight. Her parents had already picked it out.
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(2-3) Hey, hey, it's The Monkees "Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees" was an hour-long special program televised on the ABC Network in 1997 consisting of all 4 original Monkees. Michael Nesmith directed the program.
As a fan, Paul Nielsen of Fremont, Calif., boogies down, Davey Jones, left, Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz, three of the original members of the group known as The Monkees perform for the crowd before a Giants-Dodgers game in San Francisco.