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2014-06-20 11:21:56

NASA NASA has bid farewell to two veteran astronauts who have retired after a combined 66 years of federal service. David Leestma has retired after more than 44 years of government service. A veteran of three spaceflights, Leestma served as a space shuttle mission specialist on STS-41G in 1984, STS-28 in 1989 and STS-45 in 1992. Before joining NASA, Leestma served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot and flew missions in the Mediterranean/North Atlantic areas while assigned to the USS John...

2014-06-18 16:21:23

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has bid farewell to two veteran astronauts who have retired after a combined 66 years of federal service. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO David Leestma has retired after more than 44 years of government service. A veteran of three spaceflights, Leestma served as a space shuttle mission specialist on STS-41G in 1984, STS-28 in 1989 and STS-45 in 1992. Before joining NASA, Leestma served in the U.S. Navy...

2011-04-08 14:15:00

HOUSTON, April 08, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Johnson Space Center's Advanced Planning Office, in conjunction with the JSC Space Life Sciences Directorate, for the fourth straight year is supporting the Rice Business Plan Competition by funding awards totaling $45,000. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The JSC Game Changer Commercial Space Innovation Award will be a prize of $25,000, and the Earth/Space Life Science Innovation Award will be a prize of...

2010-03-22 15:05:00

Johnson Space Center Engineers Collaborate on Neonatal Transport Project HOUSTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weighing not much more than a pound and often less, neonatal infants are getting a high-tech assist from NASA's Johnson Space Center's engineers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Johnson Space Center and Houston's Texas Children's Hospital recently signed a Space Act Agreement to further solidify the engineering research and...


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2012-03-24 10:10:06

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 24, 1992 at 8:13 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on April 2, 1992 at 6:23 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 143 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.2 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 22 hours, 9 minutes, and 28 seconds. The mission was planned to study the upper atmosphere and involved seven countries. The mission carried the first Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and...

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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 08:37:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 5, 1984 at 7:03 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on October 13 at 12:26 PM EDT. The shuttle orbited 133 times at an altitude of 218 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes, and 38 seconds. This was the first mission to include two women, Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan. Sullivan became the first woman to walk in space. The mission also carried seven...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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