Latest flight controller Stories

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.

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.

2008-09-30 09:00:13

Hubble suffers serious failure, servicing mission delayed WASHINGTON, Sept.

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.

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.

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.

2007-06-15 07:45:00

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.

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.

2004-12-15 07:36:31

Children's books, mysteries and Houston’s Mission Control Center have something in common. They are all dreams, some realized and some still pursued, of Dickinson, Texas, native Jennifer Hagin. She is a flight controller who will oversee the Space Shuttle's critical onboard flight computer systems when it returns to flight.

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