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Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson headed back to space

The 1979 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School is scheduled for a six-month stay at the International Space Station beginning in March 2014.

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Steamboat astronaut reflects on Neil Armstrong's legacy

Steve Swanson: Armstrong's 'one small step' changed the world, space travel forever

Astronaut Steve Swanson doesn't remember watching the live broadcast of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon, but he has a much more personal memory of the man who wowed the world July 20, 1969.

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Steamboat astronaut reflects on shuttle program

Astronaut Steve Swanson was camping with his family when shuttle Atlantis landed, bringing a close to the 30-year space shuttle program. “Right now, I’m still maybe more in denial,” said Swanson, a 1979 Steamboat Springs High School graduate.

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Swanson, astronauts get Sunday off

Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson and his colleagues in orbit finally got a break Sunday as NASA scrambled down below to put together a spacewalking repair plan for a jammed equipment platform at the international space station.

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Discovery mission has 2nd spacewalk

Astronauts took another spacewalk at the International Space Station on Saturday, this time to lighten the workload for future crews.

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Spacewalk led by Swanson a success

Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson and a fellow mission specialist installed the last set of solar wings at the international space station Thursday, accomplishing the top job of shuttle Discovery's mission.

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Swanson, Discovery blast off

Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven rocketed into orbit Sunday evening, setting off on a space station construction mission cut short by launch delays that dragged on for more than a month.

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