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Veteran astronaut Carl Walz leaves NASA

Veteran astronaut Carl Walz leaves NASA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says one of its veteran astronauts, Carl Walz, is resigning to take an unspecified job in the private sector.
NASA's final Future Forum to be in Chicago

NASA's final Future Forum to be in Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency Deputy Administrator Shana Dale will deliver the keynote address in Chicago this week marking NASA's final Future Forum.

NASA discusses space exploration benefits

ST. LOUIS, March 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. space agency deputy administrator and Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder discussed how space exploration can benefit that state's economy.

Endeavour lands in California

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 19 (UPI) -- After waiting three days for a break in Florida's rainy weather, NASA flight directors gave up and diverted shuttle Endeavour to a landing site 3,000 miles to t
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Shuttle lands in California

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 19 (UPI) --

Long-term astronauts face uphill climb

Feature: The last time Carl Walz strapped in for a ride home on the space shuttle, he was sitting next to a recumbent Shannon Lucid, ready to assist if she suffered any immediate ill-effects upon return from her 188-day spaceflight. This week, it will be
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Long-term astronauts face uphill climb

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 17 (UPI) -- Returning U.S. space station astronauts Carl Walz and Dan Bursch face an uphill climb as their bodies re-adapt to Earth's gravity following a record-long 195-day spaceflight.

Thunderstorms delay shuttle's homecoming

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 17 (UPI) -- NASA delayed shuttle Endeavour's homecoming on Monday for at least a day due to thunderstorms and cloudy skies at the spaceship's Florida home port.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Space shuttle leaves station after 8 days

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 15 (UPI) -- Shuttle Endeavour departed the International Space Station Saturday, leaving behind a repaired and upgraded crane, new equipment for experiments and a fifth cre
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Astronauts set new U.S. spaceflight record

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 12 (UPI) -- As the shuttle Endeavour crew prepared for a final spacewalk on Thursday before leaving the International Space Station, two astronauts who have staffed the out
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Astronauts break U.S. flight record

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 12 (UPI) -- As the shuttle Endeavour crew on Wednesday prepared for a final spacewalk and the end of their stay aboard the International Space Station, returning U.S. astronauts Dan Bursch and Carl Walz, who have been aboard the outpost since Dec. 7, broke the U.S. s

Alarms interrupts station ceremony

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- A space station smoke alarm, probably set off by flying dust, interrupted an official change-of-command ceremony Monday, marking the handover of the outpost's o
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Smoke alarm interrupts station ceremony

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 10 (UPI) -- A smoke alarm aboard the International Space Station, probably set off by flying dust, interrupted an official change-of-command ceremony on Monday, marking the handover of the outpost's operation from its longest-serving crew to their newly arrived repla
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

NASA working around station gyro failure

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 8 (UPI) -- A piece of equipment that helps keep the space station properly positioned in orbit failed on Saturday, but backup gear will keep the outpost stable until a rep
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Shuttle links up with station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 7 (UPI) -- Shuttle Endeavor eased into its docking port at the International Space Station on Friday, brimming with fresh food, supplies, equipment and most important, a new crew to take over running the orbital complex.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News
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Carl Erwin Walz (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) is a former NASA astronaut currently working for Orbital Sciences Corporation's Advanced Programs Group as Vice President for Human Space Flight Operations. Walz was formerly assigned to the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. He was the Acting Director for the Advanced Capabilities Division in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, and was responsible for a broad range of activities to include Human Research, Technology Development, Nuclear Power and Propulsion and the Lunar Robotic Exploration Programs to support the Vision for Space Exploration.

Born September 6, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio. Married to the former Pamela J. Glady of Lyndhurst, Ohio. They have two children. He enjoys piano and vocal music, sports, and was the lead singer for Max Q, a rock-n-roll band comprising astronauts.

Graduated from Charles F. Brush High School, Lyndhurst, Ohio, in 1973; received a bachelor of science degree in physics from Kent State University, Ohio, in 1977, and a master of science in solid state physics from John Carroll University, Ohio, in 1979.

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