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2011-01-13 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA announced Thursday that astronaut Rick Sturckow will serve as a backup commander for the STS-134 space shuttle mission to facilitate continued training for the crew and support teams during STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly's absence. Kelly's wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was critically wounded in a shooting on Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kelly remains commander of the...

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2011-01-13 14:50:00

NASA announced Thursday that astronaut Rick Sturckow will serve as a backup commander for the STS-134 space shuttle mission to facilitate continued training for the crew and support teams during STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly's absence. Kelly's wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, was critically wounded in a shooting on Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz. Kelly remains commander of the mission, which is targeted for launch on April 19 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. "I recommended to my...

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2009-09-11 06:00:00

There are four opportunities at two landing sites to bring space shuttle Discovery and its crew home to Earth today after a flight to resupply the International Space Station and deliver a new crew member. Poor weather conditions forced a waveoff of two attempts to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida yesterday. There are two more chances to land in Florida today, but Entry Flight Director Richard Jones also has activated landing support at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for today's...

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2009-09-02 15:40:00

NASA space shuttle Capcom Tony Antonelli informed Discovery commander Rick Sturckow about a possible conjunction with debris from a portion of an Ariane 5 rocket body. The conversation was preempted on NASA Television by the HTV preflight briefing and was replayed after the briefing at 2:41 p.m. EDT. Tony Antonelli: We've been analyzing whether we need to do Debris Avoidance Maneuver (DAM). We're considering all the options and they're all still on the table. The closest point of approach is...

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2009-09-02 10:40:41

NASA says astronauts Danny Olivas and Nicole Stott have completed the first spacewalk of space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station. The astronauts, who began the STS-128 spacewalk at 5:49 p.m. EDT Tuesday, completed their tasks at 12:24 a.m. Wednesday During the spacewalk, shuttle Commander Rick Sturckow and Mission Specialist Pat Forrester guided the spacewalkers through the procedures, NASA said, noting astronauts Kevin Ford and Bob Thirsk operated the station's...

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2009-08-28 13:43:19

The rotating support structure was rolled away from the shuttle Discovery Friday in preparation for a night launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla., NASA said. The shuttle was targeted for liftoff at 11:59 EDT with no issues reported that could affect the launch, NASA officials said. A launch Tuesday was delayed by storms and a launch Wednesday was scrapped after a problem with a fuel valve. Discovery's external fuel tanks were to be loaded as astronauts prepared to ferry supplies to the...

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2009-08-11 15:20:37

U.S. astronaut Nicole Stott is scheduled to make her first journey into orbit to spend three months aboard the International Space Station, NASA said. She will be aboard space shuttle Discovery when it launches Aug. 25 at 1:36 a.m. EDT from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Stott, a native of Clearwater, Fla., is one of seven astronauts who will be involved in the 13-day STS-128 mission that will deliver science and storage racks, a freezer to store research samples, a new sleeping...

2009-08-10 13:30:08

NASA's next space shuttle mission will carry two California- born astronauts into orbit. Veteran space flier Rick Sturckow, from Lakeside, Calif., will command shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station. Jose Hernandez, who considers Stockton, Calif., his hometown, will make his first trip to space. Discovery, with its crew of seven astronauts, is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT Aug. 25 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To cover the launch on-site, U.S....

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2008-07-17 10:00:00

NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-128. The flight will carry science and storage racks to the International Space Station. Marine Corps Col. Frederick W. "Rick" Sturckow will command space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-128 mission, targeted for launch July 30, 2009. Retired Air Force Col. Kevin A. Ford will serve as the pilot. Mission specialists are NASA astronauts John D. "Danny" Olivas, retired Army Col. Patrick G. Forrester, Jose M. Hernandez and European Space Agency...


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