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2014-10-06 20:20:25

California Science Center Prepares to Install Payload in Space Shuttle LOS ANGELES, Oct.

Chris Hadfield: A Man Of Many Firsts Retires From Canadian Space Agency
2013-06-11 08:50:36

Chris Hadfield, fresh off his return from a five-month stint aboard the International Space Station as the first Canadian to ever take command of the orbiting space laboratory, has announced he is retiring from the Canadian Space Agency.

Atlantis Being Unwrapped For June 29 Opening
2013-04-29 12:53:35

Like a special gift being unwrapped, construction crews began removing 16,000 square feet of plastic shrink-wrap from space shuttle Atlantis on April 25 as work continues for the famed spacecraft's new $100 million home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Canadarm2 To Catch SpaceX’s Dragon On Its Maiden Voyage To The ISS
2012-04-18 03:14:26

"Here, there be dragons”…the phrase used to designate the boundaries of the known world on historical maps seems fitting as the U.S. space program embarks upon a new frontier in space exploration with the launch of the first commercial demonstration flight to the International Space Station.

Image 1 - Robotic Refueling Begins With Space Station Robotics
2012-03-08 10:37:12

NASA's highly anticipated Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) began operations on the International Space Station with the Canadian Dextre robot and RRM tools March 7-9, 2012, marking important milestones in satellite-servicing technology and the use of the space station robotic capabilities.

2011-11-21 09:04:01

The delicate touch that successfully removed an egg-shaped tumor from Paige Nickason's brain got a helping hand from a world-renowned arm -- a robotic arm, that is.

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2010-06-04 08:48:22

Space shuttle Atlantis thundered away from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on May 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm.


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STS-41B
2012-03-10 08:29:30

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1884 at 8:00 PM EST and landed at Kennedy Space Center on February 11, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 128 times at an altitude of 189 nautical miles, at an inclination of 28.5 degrees, and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes, and 55 seconds. The highlights of the mission were the first untethered space walks were made by McCandless and Stewart using a manned maneuvering unit. In...

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2012-03-03 12:40:35

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 30, 1983 at 2:32 AM (EDT) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on September 5, 1983 at 12:40 AM (PDT). The shuttle orbited 98 times at an altitude of 191 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.5 million miles. The mission lasted for 6 days, 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 43 seconds. On this mission Guion Bluford became the first African-American to travel to space. A multi-purpose satellite was deployed for India....

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2010-11-17 15:24:34

Jeffery Ashby is an engineer, a former American naval aviator and astronaut, a veteran of three space shuttle missions, and a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy. He was born Jeffrey Shears Ashby on June 16, 1954. He grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1972, and then attended the University of Idaho, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1976. Ten years later, he graduated from the Naval...

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  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
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