NASA astronauts get feel of new Boeing space capsule

NASA astronauts get feel of new Boeing space capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 23 (UPI) -- NASA says astronauts have conducted flight suit evaluations inside a fully outfitted test version of the Boeing Co.'s CST-100 spacecraft.

Shuttle commander to leave NASA

HOUSTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The commander of NASA's final space shuttle flight says he is leaving the agency after an 11-year stint at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA names 'last' space shuttle crew

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- NASA says it has chosen the three-man, one-woman crew that could be the last to fly a U.S. space shuttle mission.
Space station crew welcomes shuttle crew

Space station crew welcomes shuttle crew

HOUSTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The crews of the Endeavour and International Space Station got together after the U.S. space shuttle docked Sunday afternoon, NASA said.

NASA: Endeavour to launch Nov. 14

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has set Nov. 14 as the launch date for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-126 mission to the International Space Station.
NASA to discuss next shuttle mission

NASA to discuss next shuttle mission

HOUSTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it will provide live TV coverage next month as it previews space shuttle Endeavour's next trip to the International Space Station.

Shuttle Atlantis lands safely in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Atlantis made a pre-dawn landing Thursday at Cape Canaveral, Fla., ending a 12-day mission at the International Space Station.

Atlantis undocks from space station

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The space shuttle Atlantis completed its visit to the International Space Station Sunday after successfully attaching a truss to the orbital outpost. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Web site reported that Atlantis undocked from the sta

Space shuttle arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The six STS-115 astronauts entered the International Space Station for the first time at 8:30 a.m. EDT Monday, joining the station's Expedition 13 crew.

Shuttle countdown to begin Thursday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- NASA is set to begin the countdown for the Florida launch of the space shuttle Atlantis' mission to the International Space Station at 6 p.m. EDT Thursday.

NASA: Space shuttle launch is a 'Go'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- NASA senior managers Wednesday unanimously voted to approve an August launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis.

NASA talks about next shuttle mission

HOUSTON, July 26 (UPI) -- NASA says it will soon begin briefings about the next shuttle mission, STS-115, which is scheduled for late August. Space agency officials say the mission will resume construction of the International Space Station and will be the first in a series of shu

Networking: Portals for medical care

CHICAGO, June 26 (UPI) -- A patient refills her prescription for Diuril online, a high-blood-pressure medication, without having to walk down the street in the summer heat and wait for t
GENE KOPROWSKI, UPI Technology Columnist

COL BKB: Wake Forest 91, N.Car. A&T 67

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Eric Williams scored 17 points and Trent Strickland 13 Tuesday as No. 5 Wake Forest beat North Carolina A&T, 91-67.
Chris Ferguson
NASA Astronaut Chris Ferguson, STS-126 commander, uses a computer on the middeck of Space Shuttle Endeavour while docked with the International Space Station on November 19, 2008. (UPI Photo/NASA)

Christopher Philip Ferguson (born on April 11, 1963) is an American professional poker player. He has won five World Series of Poker events, including the 2000 WSOP Main Event, and the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

Ferguson was born in Los Angeles, California. Both Ferguson's parents have doctoral degrees in mathematics and his father, Thomas Ferguson, teaches game theory and theoretical probability at UCLA.

Ferguson attended UCLA where he earned a Ph.D. in computer science (focusing on virtual network algorithms) in 1999 after five years as an undergraduate and 13 years as a graduate student. His Ph.D. advisor was Leonard Kleinrock.

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