Two astronauts from spacecraft were added to the hall of the famous astronauts of the United States, joining nearly 100 already recaptured.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida – Two Space Space Shuttle astronauts were added to the US astronaut's Hall of Excellence, joining nearly 100 already retired.
NASA astronauts James Buchli and Janet Kavandi received on April 6, 2019, making it the 18th class of recognition, says Kennedy Space Center visitor complex.
"At the time of new exploration of the universe, it is my honor to recognize these two people who devoted their careers to further exploration of the universe," said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex, before the introduction ceremony. "Without the commitment and commitment of pioneers such as Buchli and Kavand, we would not be where we are today."
Buchli, an American mariner with 25 years of service, was chosen for the astronaut in 1978. His first flight took place in 1985 during the Space Shuttle Discovery STS-51C mission. Later he flew to another four flights, including Challenger later that year, and Discovery again in 1989 and 1991.
All in all, Buchli spent 21 days in space before retiring in 1992. Later, according to NASA, he worked as the chief of operation and exploitation of the space station, the Boeing Defense and Space Group in Houston.
Kavand spent 24 years in NASA starting in 1994 when he was chosen for the astronaut. She flew to three Space Shuttle missions, spending more than 33 days in the universe, including eight days at the International Space in 2001 to help deliver Air Quest.
In 2008, Kavand withdrew from NASA's astronaut corps and is now the director of the Glenn Research Center agency in Ohio.
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