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Astronauts Gorie and Olivas leave NASA

Astronauts Gorie and Olivas leave NASA

HOUSTON, May 27 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced the retirement of veteran astronauts Dominic Gorie and John "Danny" Olivas.
Shuttle swoops to Earth safely

Shuttle swoops to Earth safely

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour announced its arrival with twin sonic booms as it swooped to a smooth landing in Florida Wednesday night.
Endeavour docks with the space station

Endeavour docks with the space station

HOUSTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The crews of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station completed their first orbits as a joint operational team Thursday.
Space shuttle Endeavour is launched

Space shuttle Endeavour is launched

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- Space shuttle Endeavour roared into the dark Florida sky early Tuesday, beginning a record 16-day mission to the International Space Station.

Endeavour is 'go' for Tuesday launch

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency said all systems were "go" for the launch of space shuttle Endeavour and its STS-123 mission to the International Space Station.

NASA OKs Endeavour launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. space officials set March 11 as the official launch date for the space shuttle Endeavour on its mission to the International Space Station.

NASA names STS-123 crew members

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- NASA has named the crew for space shuttle STS-123, which will deliver Japanese and Canadian experimental systems to the International Space Station.

Shuttle ready for Thursday launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Three years after the first space station modules were launched into orbit, NASA is on schedule for the first mission dedicated to making use of the budding sci
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

NASA gears for launch with eye on security

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- As NASA is preparing for its first shuttle launch since the September terrorist attacks, managers are grappling with how to implement orders for tighter securit
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News
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Dominic Gorie
The International Space Station is backdropped over Miami, Florida, in this 35mm frame photographed by STS-108 Commander Dominic Gorie aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on December 17, 2001. (UPI Photo/Dominic Gorie/NASA)
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Dominic Lee Pudwill Gorie (born May 2, 1957) is an American Naval officer and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of four space shuttle missions.

Gorie was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. His father, Capt. Paul Pudwill, was killed when he was six years old when the B-47 Stratojet he was flying developed ice on its wings and crashed. He enrolled in the United States Naval Academy where he studied ocean engineering. Following graduation in 1979, he trained as a pilot and served tours of duty aboard the carriers USS America and Coral Sea. In 1987, he trained as a test pilot and worked at the Naval Air Test Center until the Gulf War, where, stationed aboard the Theodore Roosevelt, he flew combat missions in Operation Desert Storm.

Gorie graduated from Miami Palmetto High School in Pinecrest, Florida, in 1975. He then obtained his bachelor of Science degree in ocean engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1979, and his master of science degree in aviation systems from the University of Tennessee Space Institute in 1990.

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