NASA Astronaut Injured in a Bike Accident

Injuries stemming from a bicycle accident could change a NASA astronaut's duties on Space Shuttle Discovery, the NASA agency said in a statement.  Mission Specialist Tim Kopra was injured in a bicycle accident last Saturday, January 15, 2011 NASA said. The agency said he "will be OK," but did not release further details, citing medical privacy.  NASA also said the impact the accident would have on Kopra's shuttle duties "is being evaluated." Mr. Kopra is scheduled to be on the Discovery space shuttle mission to the international space station, currently scheduled for February 24, 2011. Mr. Kopra was selected as an astronaut in the year 2000, and he has previously been aboard two shuttle missions, and spent one tour of duty on the international space station already.  This article highlights that bicycle accidents are very common and can be caused by items in the roadway, defects to the bike, or other negligent riders or motorists.

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