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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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