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NASA has bid farewell to two veteran astronauts who have retired after a combined 66 years of federal service.
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.
NASA's Physical Science Research Program will fund seven proposals to conduct physics research using the agency's new microgravity laboratory, which is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in 2016.
HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's "Kids in Micro-g" challenge is accepting proposals from students in fifth through eighth grades to design a classroom experiment that also can be performed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Proposals are due by Dec.
Donald Alan Thomas is a retired American astronaut selected by NASA in 1990. Thomas completed 43 days, 8 hours and 13 minutes in space on missions including STS-65, STS-70, STS-83, and STS-94. Thomas started his education in Cleveland Heights, Ohio with graduating in 1973 from Cleveland Heights High School. He continued his studies at Case Western Reserve University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1977. He pushed even further at Cornell University achieving a Masters...
Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 13, 1995 at 9:41 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 22 at 8:02 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 143 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles and an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 3.7 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, and 5 seconds. The primary objective of the mission was accomplished when the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-G was deployed from the orbiter payload bay about six hours after...