Law Firm Seeks To Block Use Of 'Astronaut' Title On Congressional Ballot | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.02.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 03.02.15

Airborne 02.24.15

Airborne 02.25.15

Airborne 02.26.15

Airborne 02.27.15

Tue, Mar 27, 2012

Law Firm Seeks To Block Use Of 'Astronaut' Title On Congressional Ballot

Former NASA Mission Specialist Running For U.S. Congress Wants Word To Appear

A former NASA mission specialist who is running for U.S. Congress wants to have the title "Astronaut" placed by his name on the ballot. But a law firm with ties to the GOP has sued to block the use of the title, saying it is not one a person carries for life.

Jose Hernandez (pictured in NASA photo) is running against freshman Republican Jeff Denham for the newly-drawn 10th Congressional district in California. Hernandez was a mission specialist aboard STS-128, a mission flown by Discovery to the ISS in 2009. He retired from NASA in 2011, according to the Huffington Post. He had filed to have the title "astronaut" appear beside his name on the primary ballot in June. The Fresno Bee reports that a Sacramento law firm filed a suit to block that title, saying it is not an honorific such as doctor or judge that a person carries for life.

While Denham's campaing has distanced its self from the suit, the law firm Bell, McAndrews, & Hiltachk reportedly has strong ties to the the state Republican party, and has also done work for Denham's campaign.

The winner of the primary will likely face Democratic Congressman Gary Condit, who had previously announced plans to challenge Denham for the seat.

FMI: www.cagop.org, www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hernandez-jm.html

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 03.02.15: HeliExpo, UAL Pilot Warning, WWII Flyover, RAF Aids In WV

Also: Blue Angels, Fuel Taxes, Twirly Birds, Bell 429WG, Delta Selects GoGo It’s common for airlines to issue numerous safety notice to flight crews, but United Airlines issu>[...]

EASA Certifies Continental Motors’ CD-155 Engine For DA42 TDI

Now Approved For European Installation, FAA Certification Pending EASA has certified Continental Motors Group CD-155 hp Jet-A diesel engine option for installation in the Diamond t>[...]

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition's Just Around The Corner!

Get Your Wacky Ideas In NOW! ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... based on all the nonsense we've had to endure in 2014-2015 (which we are duty-bound to lampoon), this may>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.03.15)

How Planes Work Need a great illustration of an airplane, clearly labeled, so you can explain -- again -- why planes stay up in the air? This is a good illustration; maybe they'll >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.03.15): Have Numbers

Used by pilots to inform ATC that they have received runway, wind, and altimeter information only.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC