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2011-05-05 20:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, as NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. manned spaceflight at an event at the Kennedy Space Center, IBM (NYSE: IBM) is commemorating its team of mathematicians and technologists who supported the Project Mercury missions in the 1960s. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110427/NY88642 ) In a video released by IBM, Professor Arthur Cohen, the mathematician who led IBM's team that supported Project...

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2011-03-08 14:10:24

The Payload Operations Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is celebrating a decade of round-the-clock support to the International Space Station. On March 8, 2001, the Payload Operations Center went online as the science command post for the space station. It links Earth-bound researchers with their experiments -- or payloads -- in orbit. The job of coordinating space station research is critical because the team is managing all U.S. science assets and...

2010-11-23 07:52:00

NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired. The one-year extension exercises an option on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract, which covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This includes support to mission planning and preparation,...

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2010-04-14 13:27:34

NASA officials said Wednesday that astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) might have to perform an unscheduled fourth space walk due to a malfunctioning valve on a newly installed ammonia tank.  The tank was installed Tuesday during what was considered to be the last space walk by U.S. shuttle astronauts.  It is a key part of the cooling system on the ISS. Dan Huot, a spokesman for NASA in Houston, said a faulty nitrogen valve on the pressurizer for the ammonia...

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2010-01-22 10:19:06

With liftoff scheduled in just a few weeks, ESA's CryoSat-2 ground teams are in intensive training for the launch and early orbit phase - the critical first steps in the mission's life. CryoSat-2 is scheduled for liftoff on February 25 from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan on a Dnepr - a converted SS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile. For CryoSat-2, the ground segment - the hardware, software, telecommunications and other resources that operate the satellite and process data...

2009-08-28 15:19:32

NASA will hold a news briefing at 12:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 2, to preview the maiden launch and flight of Japan's unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the briefing live from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Participants in the briefing will include officials from NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). NASA TV also will broadcast live HTV's launch and flight. The HTV is...

2009-06-12 09:51:00

HOUSTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions. Dina Contella, Scott Stover and Ed Van Cise will join a select group of individuals who lead human spaceflights from Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Since the first flight director, Chris Kraft, was selected during the...

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2009-06-12 10:15:00

NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions. Dina Contella, Scott Stover and Ed Van Cise will join a select group of individuals who lead human spaceflights from Mission Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "Since the first flight director, Chris Kraft, was selected during the Mercury era, 77 men and women have served as flight directors. One of the new flight directors will be the 80th in...

2009-03-26 15:05:00

HOUSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 21 years and 100 shuttle missions, Mission Control has been graced with a bouquet of roses, displayed proudly amid trademark data screens and tracking maps. Delivered during each mission, the flowers come with a simple card wishing all well. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) They have become a staple for the team in Houston, and they have become a tradition for a family near Dallas. The bouquets include a rose of...

2008-11-03 12:10:00

The U.S. space agency says it has awarded a nearly three-year, $206.5 million spaceflight support contract to United Space Alliance of Houston. The contract requires the company to provide mission and flight crew support operations for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired. The operations include spaceflight capability development and execution, mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller training and...


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