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October 26, 2004

First Civilian Astronaut To Be Honored At NAA Awards Program

SpaceShipOne Pilot Mike Melvill Will Be Recognized At Fall Awards Banquet

Mike Melvill, the first civilian astronaut and pilot of SpaceShipOne, will be honored by the National Aeronautic Association at its Fall Awards Banquet November 8.

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Astronauts Horowitz and Carey Retire

Space Shuttle Veterans Move On

Two veteran astronauts are retiring from NASA and moving on to new phases of their lives. Astronaut Scott J. "Doc" Horowitz, a retired US Air Force colonel, has left NASA for a position with private industry. Astronaut Duane G. "Digger" Carey has left the space agency to see the world from a new perspective.

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