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2011-07-21 13:39:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully touched down at the Kennedy Space Center today, marking the end of the final Space Shuttle mission of the program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) The orbiter was greeted on the runway by a team of United Space Alliance (USA) employees who immediately set about safing the vehicle and preparing it for its trip back to the orbiter processing facility. "For the past 15...

2010-07-06 13:00:00

HOUSTON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- United Space Alliance announced today that the company will layoff about 15 percent of its current Space Shuttle workforce, effective October 1, 2010, in order to align the workforce level with the company's Space Shuttle Program Operations Contract work scope and current budget. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) Two missions remain in the Space Shuttle Program -...

2010-05-14 14:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As Space Shuttle Atlantis was successfully launched today on its final planned mission to the International Space Station, United Space Alliance officials noted that the vehicle and the team that prepares and executes the missions are performing better than ever. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "It is a testament to the Shuttle team's professionalism and dedication," said Howard DeCastro, Space Shuttle...

2010-04-06 10:00:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran Boeing executive Virginia A. "Ginger" Barnes has been named to replace Richard O. Covey as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Space Alliance (USA), effective immediately. Covey retired from USA last month. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "Virginia Barnes is an exceedingly talented leader and executive," said Dan Brandenstein, USA's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Her unique and...

2008-10-01 18:00:06

HOUSTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company today was awarded a $650 million sole-source contract from NASA to continue to deliver and integrate the remaining components and software for the International Space Station (ISS). During the 24-month contract period that continues to Sept. 30, 2010, Boeing expects to apply additional resources to supporting NASA on ISS operations and sustainment as the assembly missions are completed. The contract also provides funding for the...


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2012-03-24 09:35:40

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 8, 1989 at 8:37 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on August 13 at 6:37 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 81 times at a classified altitude at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. The mission lasted 5 days, 1 hour, 0 minutes, and 8 seconds. This was a Department of Defense mission and all information about its activities is classified. Columbia was crewed by Commander Brewster H. Shaw, Pilot Richard N....

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2012-03-10 09:09:46

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 26, 1985 at 7:29 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 3 at 1:33 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 109 times at an altitude of 225 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.8 million miles. Three communications satellites were deployed: MORE LOS-B (Mexico), AUSSAT-2 (Australia) and SATCOM KU-2 (RCA Americom). MORELOS-B and AUSSAT-2 were attached to the Payload Assist Module-D motors, SATCOM KU-2 to a...

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2012-03-03 12:41:58

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 28, 1983 at 11:00 AM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 8, 1983 at 3:47 AM (PST). The shuttle orbited 167 times at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.3 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes, and 24 seconds. This mission was the first time 6 people were carried into space on one shuttle, and it carried the first Spacelab mission and the first European crew member, Ulf Merbold of...

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2010-11-17 15:19:28

James Adamson is a former NASA astronaut and retired colonel of the United States Army. He was born James Craig Adamson on March 3, 1946 in Warsaw, New York. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from West Point and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army in 1969. In 1977, he completed a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. Following completion of his Masters Degree, he became Assistant Professor of Aerodynamics at the United States...

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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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