Astronaut's Mother Dies While Son in Space

Rose Tani, whose son Dan is currently in orbit as an astronaut on the International Space Station, was killed Wednesday when her car was hit by a train near her home in Lombard, Ill., outside Chicago. Police said Ms. Tani, 90, was trying to drive around a stopped school bus at a railroad crossing when her car was hit by a commuter train. She was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. NASA said mission control in Houston had told Dan Tani of his mother's death. Astronaut Tani, who left for...Full Story
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