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2010-04-20 08:53:41

NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 astronauts for a visit from Tuesday, April 20, through Friday, April 23. The crew wrapped up a 14-day journey in space of almost 5.7 million miles on Feb. 21. Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken will share mission highlights with NASA employees, school children, college students and the general public while in the...

2010-04-20 07:53:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 astronauts for a visit from Tuesday, April 20, through Friday, April 23. The crew wrapped up a 14-day journey in space of almost 5.7 million miles on Feb. 21. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken will...

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2010-02-19 06:30:00

Hatches between Endeavour and the International Space Station were closed at 2:08 a.m. CST. During 9 days, 52 minutes of joint operations, the station got a new module and a viewport offering a valuable, enjoyable vantage. Hatch closure came after a farewell ceremony by the two crews. Endeavour Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken said their goodbyes in the Harmony module to Station Commander Jeff...

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2010-02-09 09:00:00

Endeavour astronauts inspected the space shuttle's thermal protection system, checked out spacesuits and prepared to dock with the International Space Station during their first full work day in space. Much of the day for Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kay Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken was devoted to inspection of the shuttle's heat-resistant tiles and reinforced carbon-carbon surfaces on the wing leading edges and the nose....

2010-01-04 12:57:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A moon rock collected during the historic Apollo 11 mission more than 40 years ago will be heading back to space and a new home aboard the International Space Station, sharing quarters with a piece of Mt. Everest. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On May 20, 2009, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski carried the rock to the top of Mt. Everest where he collected a rock from the world's highest mountain to...

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2010-01-04 13:15:53

A moon rock collected during the historic Apollo 11 mission more than 40 years ago will be heading back to space and a new home aboard the International Space Station, sharing quarters with a piece of Mt. Everest. On May 20, 2009, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski carried the rock to the top of Mt. Everest where he collected a rock from the world's highest mountain to accompany the lunar sample for its return to space. During an event Jan. 6 at Space Center Houston, Parazynski will...

2008-12-08 09:44:42

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has identified the crews assigned to space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. NASA said the STS-130 mission -- to be launched during December 2009 -- will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics. The STS-131 mission -- targeted for a February 2010 liftoff -- will deliver research and science experiment equipment to the ISS, including a...

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2008-12-05 11:40:00

NASA has assigned the crews for space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. The STS-130 mission will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics. The STS-131 mission will deliver research and science experiment equipment, a new sleeping area and supplies to the station in a logistics module carried in the shuttle's payload bay. Marine Col. George Zamka will command the shuttle Endeavour during...


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2010-11-17 14:18:50

Andrew Allen is a retired United States Astronaut and a former United States Marine Corps aviator. He was born Andrew Michael Allen on August 4, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Archbishop Wood Catholic High School in 1973 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University in 1977. Allen also received his commission in the United States Marine Corps at Villanova. Upon graduating from flight school, he flew F-4 Phantoms...

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