March 16, 2009
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The 1979 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School is scheduled for a six-month stay at the International Space Station beginning in March 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Astronauts took another spacewalk at the International Space Station on Saturday, this time to lighten the workload for future crews.
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.
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.