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After almost two decades with NASA, including two space shuttle missions, astronaut Mike Massimino left the space agency Monday for a full-time position with Columbia University in New York.
The first European Space Agency astronaut traveled into space alongside the first Spacelab reusable laboratory 30 years ago Thursday, marking the organization’s inaugural entry into manned spaceflight.
BANGALORE: Thousands of miles above the atmosphere , the earth looks beautiful. The space is deep black. The stars, in millions, are an amazing sight. The sun rises, first a sliver and then a full- born giant every few hours. The day is one hour long, it's night then for just half hour.
Eurobot has been under development since 2003, with the intention that the multi-jointed, three-armed assistant will eventually handle some of the more mundane tasks currently undertaken by astronauts.
Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1993 at 4:27 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on December 13 at 12:25 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 163 times at an altitude of 321 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.4 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes, and 37 seconds. This was the first mission to repair and maintain the Hubble Space Telescope. It involved the second longest spacewalk to date at nearly 8 hours. The final...
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