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From NASA: Meet particle physicist, former Fermilab user and U.S. Navy combat pilot Josh Cassada. As pilot of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission, Cassada is making his first trip as an astronaut to the International Space Station. Learn more about his love of science and his journey to becoming an astronaut.

From CNN, October 12, 2021: Yesterday, William Shatner, otherwise known as Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, soared into space 100 kilometers above sea level to the Kármán line recognized as the international boundary between Earth and space. As Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explains, while Shatner’s brief visit to space is historic, it is also an inspiration to all regardless of age.

From CNN, July 1, 2021: Fermilab’s Don Lincoln explains how the Hubble Telescope housed on the Space Shuttle Discovery has stopped operating, but the James Webb Space Telescope may soon be replacing it with a hundred times more power.

On Aug. 12 a spacecraft left Earth on a mission that will take it as close as four million miles, streaking through the sun’s corona (the vapor-like “crown”) at the record speed of 120 miles per second.