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Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve...

Lloyd Hammond
2012-10-18 13:16:56

Lloyd Hammond is a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. on January 16, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1969. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, and mechanics in 1973....

Joe Engle
2012-08-17 14:21:38

Joe Engle is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Joe Henry Engle on August 26, 1932 in Chapman, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1955. There he also received his commission in the Air Force through the Reserve Officers Training Program. In 1957, Engle entered flying...

STS-61-A
2012-03-10 09:07:55

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 30, 1985 at 12:00 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 6 at 9:44 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 207 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, and 51 seconds. The dedicated German Spacelab (D-1) mission was conducted in a long module...

STS 41-D
2012-03-10 08:35:34

This was the first flight of Discovery. Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 30, 1984 at 8:41 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on September 5 at 6:37 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 97 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.5 million miles. The mission lasted 6 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds. Three...

STS-4
2012-03-03 12:34:44

The fourth space shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 27, 1982 at 11:00 AM (EDT) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on July 4, 1982 at 9:09 AM (PDT). Columbia orbited 113 times at an altitude of 197 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. Duration of the mission was 7 days, 1 hour, and 31 seconds. The shuttle carried a...

Davis Jan
2012-01-13 17:31:29

Jan Davis is a former American astronaut and a veteran of three space flights. She was born Nancy Jan Smotherman on November 1, 1953 in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from Huntsville High School in 1971. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975 and another in mechanical...

Bluford
2010-12-03 15:24:10

Guion Bluford is an engineer, retired Colonel from the US Air Force and a former NASA Astronaut. He was born Guion "Guy" Bluford, Jr. on November 22, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Overbrook High School and then, in 1964, he received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. He then married Linda Hull and started his life with her. Together...

Bobko Karol
2010-12-02 22:02:55

Karol Bobko is an engineer, retired United States Air Force officer and a former USAF and NASA astronaut. He was born Karol Joseph Bobko on December 23, 1937 in New York City, New York. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy in 1959. He received his commission and navigator rating, and then he...

Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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