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  • iMail , News August 16, 2011

    IAM Salutes Those Who Made the Shuttle Soar

    Near the end of 2009, the Machinists News Network (MNN) ran a story about the IAM members who worked as part of NASA’s shuttle program. These were the men and women who made sure, time and time again, that manned space flight took our breaths away. Unfortunately, following the government’s decision to outsource the iconic

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  • iMail , News July 7, 2011

    Atlantis Launch Marks End of Shuttle Era

    The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on July 8 will mark the end of U.S. manned space flight for years to come and leave thousands of dedicated U.S workers out of jobs. “As Congress and the Obama administration debate and delay, the people who worked hard to make America number one in space

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  • News May 25, 2011

    Column: Is Obama grounding JFK’s space legacy?

    By Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan “First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more

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  • iMail , News October 7, 2010

    Help Available for NASA Workers in the Crosshairs

    While the IAM is vigorously working with Congress to fund an active space program, the Membership Services arm of the Retirees, Community, and Membership Services Department is working with District Lodge 166 to assist at-risk members at the Kennedy Space Center. A District Community Services Committee has been established to help any member in need

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  • iMail , News September 28, 2010

    Soyuz ‘Glitch’ Delays Return of U.S. Astronaut

    Russian space officials blamed a series of “small glitches” for a 24-hour delay in the scheduled return of a Soyuz space capsule from the International Space Station (ISS). American astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and a pair of Russian cosmonauts were preparing to return after six months in orbit when a computer on the Soyuz signaled

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