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Today we remember a tragedy that took the lives of seven astronauts, ten years ago, when space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over the Texas sky upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recently recognized LaVerne Randolph of Washington, an administrative officer and secretary of the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Procurement at NASA Headquarters, for outstanding support of human space flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Randolph was recognized for her work supporting meetings on key decisions surrounding the International Space Station, the...
President Obama's proposals to change the focus of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has won the support of 14 Nobel laureates, as well as several former American astronauts and senior NASA officials who have signed their names to an open letter addressed to House Committee on Science and Technology Bart Gordon.
NASA plans to begin laying off about 900 employees over the next five years as its space shuttle program comes to a close in 2010.
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, has released its 2008 annual report. The report examines NASA's safety performance and advises agency and government leaders on ways to improve performance.
NASA's efforts to resume shuttle flights were tainted by some of the same problems that caused the 2003 Columbia disaster, seven members of an oversight task force wrote in a minority opinion attached to the panel's final report released on Wednesday.
The space shuttle Discovery may have put NASA back into the human spaceflight business after the 2003 Columbia disaster, but it will be up to shuttle Atlantis to keep it there. The space agency found that the $1 billion and 2-1/2 years of effort spent on fixing a problem that doomed Columbia had failed to produce the hoped-for results.
The widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon said she won't attend Wednesday's launch of space shuttle Discovery because the pain over her husband's death in the Columbia disaster is still too fresh.
The similarities between the Challenger and Columbia disasters were so strong - at least in terms of NASA's dysfunctional safety culture - that one accident investigator spoke poignantly of hearing an "echo."
By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA failed to fully comply withthree safety recommendations issued after the fatal break-up ofshuttle Columbia, but available data indicates the shuttles aresafe to fly, an expert panel said Monday, The panel said NASA has not eliminated the possibility thatdebris could fall from the shuttle's external tank and damagethe spacecraft, as it did in the Columbia disaster.