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Meet Author/Astronaut Jerry Ross unveils new children’s book

Meet Author/Astronaut Jerry Ross unveils new children’s book

CROWN POINT | Jerry Ross will be joined by co-author Susan Gunderson to unveil his new children’s book, Becoming A Spacewalker: My Journey to the Stars on Thursday, September 30 from 4- 7:45 p.m. at the Crown Point Community Library.

September 04, 2014 5:30 pm
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 61: Challenger Learning Center

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 61: Challenger Learning Center

Purdue University boasts an impressive list of astronaut alumni and one local campus has a region gem working to inspire the next generation of space travelers.

September 04, 2014 12:05 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL Potempa: Dean White, 91, honored with Courthouse 'Patriot' Party on Sept. 7

OFFBEAT with PHIL Potempa: Dean White, 91, honored with Courthouse 'Patriot' Party on Sept. 7

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am
Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to students at VU

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to students at VU

Former astronaut and Crown Point native Jerry Ross presents an abbreviated autobiography to students in the Mission Discovery space camp at Valparaiso University on Wednesday.

July 23, 2014 11:57 am
Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to students at VU

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to students at VU

VALPARAISO | Former space shuttle astronaut Jerry Ross returned to Northwest Indiana this week to get high school and college students pumped up about a career in a science or a math-related field. 

July 23, 2014 11:35 am
Region's own Jerry Ross earns place in U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Region's own Jerry Ross earns place in U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

As a child, Jerry Ross' heroes were astronauts involved in NASA's Mercury missions.

May 05, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Jerry Ross named as honorary member of foundation board

CROWN POINT | Crown Point native Jerry Ross, the first human to complete seven space shuttle missions, has been appointed as an honorary member of the board of directors of the Lake Court House Foundation Inc.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Times readers offer astronaut updates and reminders

OFFBEAT: Times readers offer astronaut updates and reminders

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jerry Ross NASA Astronaut

Jerry Ross NASA Astronaut

Jerry Ross

February 08, 2014 12:00 am
Region's space pioneer Ross will be inducted May 3 into Astronaut Hall of Fame

Region's space pioneer Ross will be inducted May 3 into Astronaut Hall of Fame

Crown Point native Jerry Ross, the first human to complete seven space shuttle missions, has been selected for induction in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

February 07, 2014 7:55 pm
Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

CHICAGO | More than 3,000 students, including some from Northwest Indiana classrooms, mingled Friday with Museum of Science and Industry scholars and officials who offered insight into growing fields in science.

October 04, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to Chicago area youth Friday about his time in the space program. Ross, a Crown Point native, visited with students at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross talks to kids at museum about his lifelong love of space

Former astronaut Jerry Ross speaks to Chicago area students, including those from Avicenna Academy in Crown Point, about his time in the space program at an event Friday at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. 

October 04, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Jay Cutler, fruitcake contest are Santa Claus, Ind. claims-to-fame

OFFBEAT: Jay Cutler, fruitcake contest are Santa Claus, Ind. claims-to-fame

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Artist James-Paul Brown here for weekend Courthouse party

OFFBEAT: Artist James-Paul Brown here for weekend Courthouse party

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am

Challenger Learning Center to host Space Race

HAMMOND | The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will host a Space Race on Sunday.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am

Challenger Learning Center hosting Space Race Sunday

HAMMOND | The Space Race 5K run/2K walk will step off at 8 a.m. Sunday from the Challenger Learning Center, 2300 173rd St.

September 16, 2013 12:05 am

Old Lake County Courthouse readies for birthday bash

CROWN POINT | Veteran astronaut Jerry Ross will make a hometown landing in September to help celebrate a milestone in city history.

September 01, 2013 8:00 pm
Astronaut Jerry Ross

Astronaut Jerry Ross

Crown Point native and NASA Astronaut Jerry Ross returns to Northwest Indiana Sept. 22 to celebrate the 135th birthday of the Crown Point Courthouse and participate in a special autobiography party for his new memoir "Spacewalker."

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Astronaut Jerry Ross helping Crown Point Courthouse celebrate 135 years

OFFBEAT: Astronaut Jerry Ross helping Crown Point Courthouse celebrate 135 years

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
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