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2011-07-21 05:39:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wrapping up 30 years of unmatched achievements and blazing a trail for the next era of U.S.

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2011-07-21 07:40:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) made its final landing back on Earth at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 5:57 am EDT, ending an era that saw the launches of 135 space shuttles in the past 30 years.

2011-07-20 10:26:47

The final flight of NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program is scheduled to end on Thursday, July 21, when Atlantis and its STS-135 crew return to Earth.

2011-07-19 19:05:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final flight of NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program is scheduled to end on Thursday, July 21, when Atlantis and its STS-135 crew return to Earth.

2011-07-19 08:47:27

After space shuttle Atlantis' scheduled landing Thursday, July 21, a welcome home ceremony for the STS-135 astronauts is planned for Friday, July 22.

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2011-07-15 08:08:33

A Shuttle Training Aircraft plunges 28,000 feet in a little more than a minute when astronauts use it to practice a space shuttle approach.

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2011-07-15 06:50:00

One of space shuttle Atlantis’ five computers was investigated by NASA on Friday after it failed sometime late Thursday, setting off an alarm and awakening astronauts.

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2011-07-13 11:20:00

NASA said the crew aboard space shuttle Atlantis' final flight woke up to a special message from Elton John on Wednesday, before starting work on cargo transfers.

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2011-07-09 10:42:18

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has issued a video statement about the shuttle program and the agency's future.


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Lodewijk van den Berg
2012-10-27 13:54:11

Lodewijk van den Berg is a naturalized American chemical engineer born in the Netherlands whom was rather dedicated to crystal growth and also rode aboard as a payload specialist on the 1985 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. He was born in Sluiskil, Netherlands on March 24, 1932. He worked to get his Engineer’s degree in chemical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in Netherlands from 1949 to 1961. After moving to the United States, Van den Berg continued his education to...

David Walker
2012-10-27 13:40:43

David Walker was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born David Mathieson Walker on May 20, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Eustis High School in Eustis, Florida in 1962. He then went on to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. Upon graduation, he went through flight training in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas and was subsequently named a Naval Aviator in December 1967. His first...

Tamara Jernigan
2012-10-22 11:04:53

Tamara Jernigan is an American scientist and former NASA astronaut. She was born Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy" Jernigan on May 7, 1959 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She attended Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA and graduated in 1977. She then went on to attend Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1981 and a Master of Science degree in engineering science in 1983. While at Stanford, she was a member of the varsity volleyball team. Following her...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Program. He joined the Air Force a year after his graduation and was assigned to the...

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