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Jerry Ross signs copies of 'Spacewalker'

Jerry Ross signs copies of 'Spacewalker'

CROWN POINT | Jerry Ross viewed astronauts involved in NASA’s Mercury missions as his heroes, and it’s clear many think of Ross the same way.

September 30, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Ball State has helped keep astronauts healthy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Ball State has helped keep astronauts healthy

Twenty years ago, members of Ball State University’s Human Performance Laboratory were intrigued by NASA’s simple but daring proposition for researchers at universities across the nation: identify and create an optimal exercise program to protect the health of astronauts as they lived and wo…

May 17, 2014 12:00 am

Illini grad on space station to go for a walk

URBANA, Ill. | A University of Illinois graduate who is an astronaut on the International Space Station is scheduled to walk in space to make repairs to a pump with a bad valve.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
Former Brickie an astronaut instructor

Former Brickie an astronaut instructor

PORTAGE │ Hobart High School graduate Michelle Ham visited Rittenhouse Senior Living to talk to folks about space.

August 09, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Students listen as questions are asked of international space station astronaut Cmdr. Thomas Marshburn.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Fifth-grader Kenshawn Johnson poses a question to astronaut Cmdr. Thomas Marshburn on Wednesday at the Watson Academy for Boys in Gary. Handling the communications tasks are amateur radio operators John Spasojevich, from left, Greg Braun and Roy Gillis.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

Gary students over the moon after making contact with astronaut in space station

GARY | A Lew Wallace STEM Academy junior was starry-eyed after asking astronaut Cmdr. Thomas Marshburn a question live from the International Space Station.

May 08, 2013 7:10 pm Photos

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Challenger Center inspires love of space exploration

Challenger Center inspires love of space exploration

Challenger Learning Center students explore outer space while still on Earth but thanks to that experience, many start setting their sights to the stars.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Spacewalker: An excerpt from Crown Point native astronaut's book

Spacewalker: An excerpt from Crown Point native astronaut's book

I want to share the amazing experiences I had pursuing my dream and help you understand what it felt like to ride those rockets and walk in space.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Students pose questions to International Space Station astronauts

Students pose questions to International Space Station astronauts

HAMMOND | As astronauts aboard the International Space Station floated on the screen, an Avicenna Academy seventh-grader was among a small number of students across the country to pose a question up to space.

November 15, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Jerry Ross talks with schoolchildren

Jerry Ross talks with schoolchildren

Former astronaut Jerry Ross spoke to schoolchildren about reading and his experiences in space.

June 05, 2012 11:36 pm
Area students eye second space mission

Area students eye second space mission

CROWN POINT | The scientific minds at Avicenna Academy are looking up for an encore.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am
St. Michael students talk to Cady Coleman, astronaut on the International Space Station

St. Michael students talk to Cady Coleman, astronaut on the International Space Station

With the help of ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Center), students at St. Michael School were able to talk Monday with Cady Coleman, one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

May 10, 2011 12:00 am
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