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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...

2008-09-30 09:00:13

Hubble suffers serious failure, servicing mission delayed WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- NASA announced on Monday that a serious equipment failure aboard Hubble is preventing it from sending data to Earth and NASA has to replan its last servicing mission to the space telescope, which was originally scheduled in early October. The glitch popped up late Saturday in one of two sides of a device known as a Control Unit/Science Data Formatter that is responsible for sending data. The...

2008-09-17 16:56:38

An unmanned Russian cargo ship docked safe and sound, though a few days late, at the International Space Station on Wednesday after a hurricane on Earth prevented its orbital arrival last week. The Russian space freighter Progress 30 arrived at a docking port on the aft end of the station's Zvezda service module at 2:43 p.m. EDT (1843 GMT) today in a rare days-late delivery. The automated cargo ship was initially scheduled to arrive last Friday, but was delayed when Hurricane Ike...

2008-09-11 18:01:43

The impact of Hurricane Ike has reached out into space and delayed the planned Friday arrival of Russian cargo ship at the International Space Station. The unmanned Russian space freighter Progress 30 was slated to arrive at the space station tomorrow at 5:01 p.m. EDT (2101 GMT), but flight controllers at NASA's Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston had yet to move the orbiting laboratory's expansive solar arrays into position for the docking before closing...

2008-09-11 18:00:07

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Michael Curie, NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1-202- 358-4715, michael.curie@nasa.gov; or James Hartsfield, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, james.a.hartsfield@nasa.gov HOUSTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane Ike has delayed the scheduled Friday arrival of a Russian Progress cargo ship at the International Space Station 220 miles above Earth. The Progress docking was postponed when the space station's control room at NASA's...

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2007-06-15 07:45:00

HOUSTON - Russian cosmonauts at the international space station struggled for a second day Friday to try to reboot failed computers that control the orbiting outpost's orientation and oxygen production. The Russians worked through the night but only succeeded in getting one of three power channels to the computers operating before flight controllers told them to get some sleep. "They were unable to communicate properly," flight director Holly Ridings said of the computers. Before trying to...

2005-08-08 21:40:38

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery, prevented from returning to Earth by bad weather on Monday, prepared for a second day of landing opportunities to conclude the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster. "We sure hope we get our feet on the ground today," astronaut Wendy Lawrence told mission controllers in Houston after the crew's evening wake-up call. Flight controllers decided against two landing opportunities...