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NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson has left the space agency.
HOUSTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP),will kick-off the official recognition of UTEP's Center for Space Exploration Technology Research on Feb. 3. The center was recently funded by NASA under a University Research Center (URC) agreement.
Mr Fredrik Reinfeldt, the Prime Minister of Sweden, which currently holds the presidency of the EU, was on Monday presented with a European flag that traveled 9,262,217 km in space aboard the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital publishing providers have been boasting that sky's the limit in terms of technical innovation.
Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven astronauts ended a 14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles with an 5:53 pm PDT landing Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Discoveryâ€™s astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission.
Astronauts Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang completed their third and final spacewalk on this shuttle mission ahead of schedule Saturday, NASA said. The spacewalk of the STS-128 mission lasted 7 hours and 1 minute and concluded at 11:40 p.m.
After a mid-mission rest, Discoveryâ€™s crew is now ready to go for Saturdayâ€™s third and final spacewalk of the mission.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle astronauts will participate in live education webcasts on Sept 8 at 2 pm EDT and Sept 10 at 1 pm.
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