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2009-09-28 10:52:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Illinois alumnus and NASA astronaut Lee Archambault returned from an out-of-this-world experience in March. Archambault, who was the STS-119 space shuttle commander, spent 13 days in space giving the International Space Station a final power up. Now he's back on Earth returning to his alma mater to pump up fans at the University of Illinois versus Penn State football game. (Logo:...

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2009-03-27 14:55:00

Astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery conducted a review of the ship's flight systems on Friday as part of their work to ensure their safe return home Saturday afternoon. The seven-member crew will end a nearly two-week mission that left the International Space Station completely powered with a new set of solar wings. "We'll keep our fingers crossed," said shuttle commander Lee Archambault, referring to Discovery's return, for which favorable landing weather is expected. The astronauts...

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2009-03-17 11:58:22

The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are primed for rendezvous and docking operations that will link their ship to the International Space Station this afternoon and deliver a new crew member. The crew was awakened at 8:44 a.m. CDT with "Radio Exercise," performed by the Tokyo Broadcast Children's Choir. The song traditionally accompanies exercise for Japanese schoolchildren, and was played for astronaut Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, who's to become his...

2009-03-15 20:06:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 7:43 p.m. EDT Sunday to deliver the final set of power-generating solar array wings and a new crew member to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Discovery's STS-119 flight is carrying the space station's fourth and final set of solar array wings, completing the station's truss,...

2009-03-09 11:09:54

The U.S. space agency says the countdown has started for the planned launch of space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday. The official countdown for the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station started at 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, with the launch scheduled for 9:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. Shuttle commander Lee Archambault and his six crew mates are to deliver the space station's fourth and final set of solar array wings. The 14-day mission...

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2009-03-07 07:15:00

After completing a review of space shuttle Discovery's flight readiness, NASA managers selected an official launch date for the STS-119 mission, which is now scheduled to lift off to the International Space Station at 9:20 p.m. EDT on March 11. NASA made its announcement following Friday's Flight Readiness Review, during which top NASA and contractor managers assessed the mission's risks and decided the shuttle's equipment, support systems and procedures are ready for flight. The review...


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2010-11-17 16:21:53

Lee Archambault is an American test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Lee Joseph Archambault on August 25, 1960 in Oak Park, Illinois. He graduated from Proviso West High School in Hillside, Illinois in 1978. After graduating, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. He continued his education there and earned a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering in 1984. Archambault joined the...

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