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. drue armstrong

    To the guy who called astronauts lazy...i'd love to see if u could hang with them through all the training and evaluations they have to endured before they're even eligable to be an astronaut. Then lets see if u don't drop a deuce in ur pants as u rocket ur way out of the planets' atmosphere. Next we'll see if u can keep ur sanity AND muscles in space. And finnally, the decent (only an idiot would need me to elaborate here). U go through all that buddy, then u can call them lazy.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      Nicely said.

      January 16, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. khandi

    This is only news because Gabby's husband is a astrouant.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @Eroc: That's what I thought!

    January 16, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. d armstrong

    @TC get a decent telescope and u can see for yourself. NASA has the lunar coordinates sumwhere on their website, and there's no clouds on the moon. It shouldnt be to hard for u to get a look at the landers. If u have a good enough tele and eye, u might see the flag.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Don Ameche

    Instead of complanining about all the articles being so unworthy, you should reevaluate your own situation, realizing that if you have all this xtra time to waste reading this total useless crap..............Then its entirely YOUR FAULT that your life is so meaningless that you have nothing better to do than read this crap.............
    Get a Life..................

    January 16, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. look at what he said

    NO think star trek.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Doug

    Bush's fault! Or Palin's fault! These bicycle are part of the "military industrial complex's" machinery. They were developed to disable or kill people. LOL. 😉

    January 16, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. JZ

    reading headlines i thought, Wow, these days Astronaut get to ride a bike in space!!!. diappointed, hes just a human and bound to fall in life.

    January 16, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy

    Just did a coffee spit-take! Thanks for the laugh! Spot-on, my friend, spot-on. ROFLMAO!!!!

    @Cesar: DA BEARS!!!

    January 16, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    DA BEARS!!!

    January 16, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Bull! DA BEARS!!

    January 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    I have made a suggestion to NASA in conjunction with the STS-133. Instead of foam, use a special blend of fiber glass with certain materials that are very temperature resistant and can protect the mission.

    January 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    @Casper: There has been an abundance of technology transfer from NASA's program to our society. The ATM, GPS and google mapping that many people use has had help because of NASA. Health has had a some improvements because of research involving NASA space programs. Improvements for spinal injuries, inhalants, eye disease, just to name a few. If you were here, I would punch you for making that comment. Please don't say that again.

    January 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Suzy Wong

    Useless news

    January 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sarah

    Can somebody please go after these fake money making charities like Red Cross, Unicef, World Vision & others. They collected billions of dollar all over the world for Haiti & the situation is worst then ever. These blood sucking charities all got rich & most their employees are living lavish lives with huge bank account balances. I beg anyone in a position to find out where the money went & to get it back ASAP to save those poor dying people. All those who took this money for themselves, all of you are murderer of innocent people. Hell is waiting for you!!!

    January 16, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
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