NASA astronaut injured in bicycle accident
Mission Specialist Tim Kopra was injured in a bicycle accident Saturday.
January 16th, 2011
05:42 AM ET

NASA astronaut injured in bicycle accident

Injuries from a bicycle accident could change a NASA astronaut's duties on Space Shuttle Discovery, the agency said in a statement.

Mission Specialist Tim Kopra was injured in a bicycle accident Saturday, NASA said. The agency said he "will be OK," but did not release further details, citing medical privacy.

However, the agency said the impact the accident would have on Kopra's shuttle duties "is being evaluated."

He is scheduled to be on the Discovery mission to the International Space Station, slated for February 24.

Kopra was selected as an astronaut in 2000, has previously been aboard two shuttle missions and spent one tour of duty on the International Space Station.

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  1. FusionZeus

    I just began using Fusion Zeus and I already sense a big difference while training. Positively got more energy and able to propel it further in my workouts.

    February 24, 2011 at 4:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. AGeek

    a) off-topic. b) if they wish to be free from harm, they need to speak & act respectfully. otherwise, politicians are not some protected class of citizen, deserving of any more rights than you or I.

    January 16, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Layne

    Demand our rights? The right to peaceably assemble IS one of our rights. Disbanding the NRA violates the First Amendment. Please don't blame guns for bicycle accidents.

    January 16, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Karenwith3

    Layne, classic! I just snorted my coffee! :)

    The off-topic and random rant of the original poster seems awfully Loughner-esque to me. Scary.

    January 16, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
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