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Saturday, February 11, 2006

A Maine-Made Astronaut

Christopher J. Cassidy, who grew up in York, graduated from NASA's astronaut training program on Friday. He has a master's degree in ocean engineering from MIT, and served two tours in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL.

Cassidy is prepared for the possibility that he won't make it to space.
"When we were selected, they said, 'Hey, are you still interested in coming to work here if there is a chance you may not get to fly?' And every single one of us said, 'Absolutely. At least we are standing in the right line to fly.'" [Link]
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