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2005-08-31 07:39:46

NEW YORK -- They were inspired by the astronauts who came before them, and now it was their turn to be inspirations. Three members of the space shuttle Discovery crew encouraged a rapt audience of children and adults to follow their passions, and work at what they loved. "If you have a passion, find what your passion is," said Charles Camarda, a Queens native who made his first foray into space on Discovery. "When I go into work, I feel like I'm going to play because I love it so much."...

2005-08-09 13:33:11

By Nichola Groom EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts returned to Earth safely on Tuesday, successfully completing NASA's troubled resumption of human space flight 2 1/2 years after the Columbia disaster. NASA officials appeared visibly relieved after the problem-free landing, which may be the shuttle's last flight for some time. The fleet was grounded after the U.S. space agency's recent safety upgrades failed to prevent...

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2005-08-09 09:55:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At times, the Discovery mission conjured up memories of Apollo 13 for the ingenuity required of the astronauts and flight controllers. In an ever-changing, ever-challenging flight, NASA chief Michael Griffin called this group of seven astronauts true test pilots - and brave. The crew and what they did: --- The first woman ever to pilot a space shuttle, commander Eileen Collins adds to her string of firsts by heading up this test mission returning NASA to space after...

2005-08-09 06:18:00

By Irene Klotz and Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The crew of space shuttle Discovery fired the spaceship's braking rockets to leave orbit on Tuesday and headed to California for the first shuttle landing attempt since the 2003 Columbia disaster. With good weather forecast for an 8:12 a.m. EDT (1212 GMT) touchdown at the backup landing site in California's Mojave Desert, shuttle commander Eileen Collins fired Discovery's twin engines for 2 minutes and 42 seconds,...

2005-08-08 13:33:28

By Irene Klotz and Jim Loney CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Cloudy skies over its Florida landing site on Monday forced NASA to postpone the space shuttle Discovery's return to Earth, prolonging by at least a day the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster. Flight directors tried twice to bring Discovery back to Earth after 13 days in orbit but decided the weather was too unpredictable to be sure shuttle commander Eileen Collins would have a clear view of the 3-mile,...

2005-08-08 06:57:13

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Cloudy skies over its Florida landing site on Monday forced NASA to postpone the return to Earth of space shuttle Discovery, prolonging by at least a day the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster. Flight directors tried twice to bring Discovery back to Earth after 13 days in orbit but decided the weather was too unpredictable to be sure shuttle commander Eileen Collins would have a clear view of the 3-mile, canal-lined runway...

2005-08-07 21:26:28

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery's astronauts awoke late on Sunday for their last few hours in space before a scheduled pre-dawn landing, and the weather forecast looked good for an on-time touch-down. Awakened at 8:30 p.m. (1230 GMT), the seven crew members immediately began preparing for their expected landing at 4:47 a.m. (0847 GMT) on Monday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. "We're getting ready here and we're looking forward to coming home,"...


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2012-01-13 17:43:27

Eileen Collins is a retired American astronaut and a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel. She was born Eileen Marie Collins on November 19, 1956 in Elmira, New York. She was born to Irish immigrants and had three siblings, and she has been intrigued by pilots and astronauts since her childhood. In 1974, she graduated from Elmira Free Academy and went on to earn her Associate’s degree in Mathematics and Science at a community college. She then graduated from Syracuse University with her...

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