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2005-05-01 12:35:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The first man to fly freely and untethered in space, famously photographed alone in the cosmic blackness above a blue Earth, was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame on Saturday. Retired astronaut Bruce McCandless became the first so-called human satellite in 1984. The dramatic scene of McCandless flying with a hefty spacewalker's jetpack, but with his face invisible behind his helmet, remains one of the greatest space photos of all time. "For those of...


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2012-03-10 08:40:54

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 8, 1984 at 7:15 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 16 at 6:59 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 185 nautical miles at an angle of 28.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 23 hours, 44 minutes, and 56 seconds. The Canadian communications satellite TELESAT-H (ANIK), attached to Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) was deployed into geosynchronous orbit on flight day two. On the...

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2012-03-03 12:36:34

The fifth shuttle mission launched From Kennedy Space Center on November 11, 1982 at 7:19 AM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 16 at 6:33 AM (PST). Columbia orbited 82 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. The duration of the mission was 5 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 26 seconds. This was the first operational mission. The four previous missions were planned only for testing of systems. The...

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2010-11-17 16:09:04

Joseph Allen is a former NASA astronaut who logged more than 3,000 hours of flying time. He was born Joseph Percival Allen on June 27, 1937 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in Indiana, and went to on earn his Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and physics from DePauw University in 1959. He then furthered his education and earned a Master of Science degree in 1961 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics from Yale University in 1965. He became a...

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