Quantcast
Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 17:21 EDT

Latest John D. Olivas Stories

2012-07-03 16:22:09

NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson has left the space agency. Robinson ends his 36-year NASA career as a veteran of three spacewalks with more than 48 days of spaceflight experience. Robinson will become a professor at the University of California at Davis in the fall of 2012. His last day at NASA was June 30. Robinson began work with NASA as a cooperative education student in 1975 at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. He was selected for the astronaut corps in 1995....

2012-07-03 06:21:56

HOUSTON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson has left the space agency. Robinson ends his 36-year NASA career as a veteran of three spacewalks with more than 48 days of spaceflight experience. Robinson will become a professor at the University of California at Davis in the fall of 2012. His last day at NASA was June 30. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Robinson began work with NASA as a cooperative education student in 1975 at...

2010-01-29 17:25:00

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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) UTEP was one of six minority universities that received funding to establish multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific research that will...

88e9ea7fc174c8997eb8992d43ecf24f1
2010-01-16 13:30:26

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. When Swedish ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang was launched into space on the Space Shuttle Discovery on August 28, the crew carried a special item: an EU flag with the famous circle of golden stars on a blue background, representing solidarity and...

2009-11-19 15:46:00

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital publishing providers have been boasting that sky's the limit in terms of technical innovation. But apparently sky is no longer the limit as Astronaut Nicole Stott is reading a Texterity magazine in space. Meredith Corporation in cooperation with its digital provider Texterity (www.texterity.com) has worked with NASA to deliver Stott's More Magazine subscription to her electronically during her long duration stay aboard the International...

298b2cc34d62d4a3281939d59daa15d31
2009-09-12 05:00:00

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 p.m. PDT landing Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The mission, designated STS-128, delivered two refrigerator-sized science racks to the International Space Station. One rack will be used to conduct experiments on materials such as metals, glasses and ceramics. The results from these experiments could lead to the development of better materials on Earth....

6c48c336892260040f044ac0ddcb8381
2009-09-06 07:10:00

Discovery's astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission. Mission Specialists Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang spent 7 hours and 1 minute outside the International Space Station on Saturday in the third and final spacewalk of this trip to the station, bringing the total for the mission to 20 hours and 15 minutes. Inside the station, crewmembers replaced one of 16 common berthing mechanism bolts used to secure the Leonardo cargo carrier to the...

2009-09-05 23:29:24

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. EDT. For their final task, Olivas and Fuglesang laid 60-foot-long cables that will carry power to a new module, the Node 3 Tranquility -- a supply ship for the space station that arrives next year. On the spacewalk, which started at 4:39 p.m. EDT, the...

2828d9cc45abe7813cfc82f022795db1
2009-09-05 07:16:43

After a mid-mission rest, Discovery's crew is now ready to go for Saturday's third and final spacewalk of the mission. With two spacewalks and more than half of their scheduled transfer work complete, the first half of the STS-128 mission's eighth day in space was set aside for off-duty time for its crew. The crew members wrapped up their relaxation with a 40-minute news conference, where they and their International Space Station counterparts answered questions from American, Canadian and...

ec77c117e117b37bb34ec256c74ba93c
2009-09-04 13:21:57

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle astronauts will participate in live education webcasts on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. EDT and Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. On Sept. 8, students will hear insights from Bolden, young agency professionals, and STS-128 mission astronauts Jose M. Hernandez and John D. Olivas about the challenges and successes of their exciting NASA careers. On Sept. 10, Bolden will join astronauts from the STS-125 Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission to discuss the flight and...