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The Next 10 Americans in Space

The shuttle has retired, but the astronauts have not.

Kevin Ford


In the 1980s, as an Air Force pilot stationed in Iceland, Ford used to intercept Soviet combat aircraft over the North Atlantic. Twenty years later, as a U.S. astronaut, he lived outside Moscow at the Gagarin cosmonaut training center, as the head of NASA operations. Ford has made one spaceflight, as the pilot on STS-128 in 2009. He’ll launch to the space station in September 2012 for the second half of Expedition 33, then in November will begin Expedition 34, commanding a crew of three Russians, one American, and a Canadian.

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