SpaceX names safety panel

SpaceX names safety panel

HAWTHORNE, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- Commercial space company SpaceX says an independent panel of former NASA astronauts and officials will oversee its efforts to develop safe human spaceflight.

Soyuz brings space station crew home

ARKALYK, Kazakhstan, April 24 (UPI) -- A Russian Soyuz space capsule landed safely in Kazhakstan Sunday, carrying two crew members from the International Space Station.

Shot of Great Wall shows how visible it is

LONDON, April 19 (UPI) -- A photo taken by a Chinese-American astronaut appears to confirm China's Great Wall can be seen from space by the unaided human eye.

ISS crew enlargement linked to shuttles

MOSCOW, April 18 (UPI) -- The crew of the International Space Station may be enlarged to three members this summer, Russian media reported Monday.

Space station crew return inside early

MOSCOW, March 28 (UPI) -- The International Space Station's two crewmembers completed their extravehicular work more than an hour early Monday, the Novosti news agency reported.

No mystery in space station food shortage

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- There was no blaming the dog or mice for a food shortage aboard the International Space Station -- the previous crew just had the munchies.

Soyuz docks with space station

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Russian Soyuz spacecraft brought a new crew to the International Space Station Saturday morning, the Interfax news agency reported.

Russian-U.S. crew to start from Kazakhstan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A rocket with a Soyuz spacecraft aboard was placed on a launchpad at Baikonur in Kazakhstan Tuesday to carry a Russian-U.S. crew into space.

Kyrgyz to head US-Russian space mission

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Kyrgyz man will lead the next expedition to the International Space Station, Central Asia media reported Friday.
Leroy Chiao

Dr. Leroy Chiao (born August 28, 1960) is an American engineer, former NASA astronaut, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and engineering consultant. Chiao flew on three shuttle flights, and was the commander of Expedition 10, where he lived on board the International Space Station from October 13, 2004 to April 24, 2005.

Chiao was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Danville, California. Chiao graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville in 1978. In 1983 he received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He earned a master of science degree and then a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985 and 1987, respectively.

Chiao’s father (Tsu Tao Chiao) grew up in Shandong Province in China; his mother, Dr. Cherry Chiao, was born in Tsingtao and grew up in Suzhou. After World War II, both fled to Taiwan, where they met and married. His parents immigrated to the United States in the 1950’s. In an interview with a reporter from the China Daily newspaper, Chiao revealed that his radio call name in space is "Shandong", from the name of the province in China where he still has family members.

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