By Patricia Harty, Editor-In-Chief Eileen Collins, the first female to command a space mission, is a determined down-to-earth woman who never let anything stand in the way of her dream. August 1999: NASA, Texas: Eileen Collins looks a little tired and it’s no wonder. America’s first female space commander has been caught in a whirlwindRead more..
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The first results from a years-long study about the effects of prolonged space travel involving celebrated Irish American astronaut twins Mark and Scott Kelly (below, left and right) were released by NASA in January. The study, aptly named the Twins Study, compared biological samples shared by the brothers after Scott’s nearly year-long posting at theRead more..
Jack Donohue, the high school coach of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and for years the face of Canadian basketball, died in late April. He was 70. A New Yorker, Donohue moved to Canada in the 1970s and served as head coach of the Canadian men’s basketball team for 17 years, leading the team to the Olympics fourRead more..