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Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the first US space station that helped to pave the way for the International Space Station.
As the overseer of the flight crew equipment preparation at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Woods is never far from his subjects. He and his team pack up all the gear each shuttle carries in the crew cabin for a mission.
The third space shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 22, 1982 at 11:00 AM (EST) and landed at White Sands, NM on March 30 at 9:04 AM (MST). Columbia orbited 130 times at an altitude of 147 nautical miles at an inclination of 38 degrees and travelled 3.335 million miles. Total mission duration was 8 days, 0 hours, 4 minutes, and 46 seconds. Payloads included the 8,740 lbs. Office of Space Science (OSS-1) Pallet consisting of the Plant Lignification Experiment, the...
Alan Bean was a NASA astronaut, an engineer, and was the fourth person to walk on the moon. He was born Alan LaVern Bean on March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas. He completed his public schooling at R. L. Paschal High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955. Upon graduation, Bean was commissioned by the U.S. Navy and was assigned to a jet attack squadron in Florida. After his tour of duty, he went on to...
- The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
- A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.