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Particle Physics Mission Celebrates One Year In Space
2012-07-25 13:54:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physicists around the world are celebrating the one year anniversary of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). The final crew aboard space shuttle Endeavour brought AMS to the International Space Station (ISS) during the STS-134 mission last year. Since being installed on the orbiting lab, the particle physics experiment module has collected about 17 billion cosmic ray events. "The AMS detector has so far achieved everything we...

2011-07-28 13:41:00

The last crew to fly aboard space shuttle Endeavour will discuss its mission to the International Space Station -- the penultimate flight of the shuttle program. The astronauts of the STS-134 flight and three members of the station's Expedition 26 crew will be in the Washington area on Thursday, Aug. 4. Mark Kelly commanded the STS-134 mission and was joined by Pilot Greg H. Johnson and Mission Specialists Mike Fincke, Drew Feustel, Greg Chamitoff and European Space Agency astronaut Roberto...

2011-07-28 08:35:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Astronaut Mark Kelly will be accepting a limited number of speeches and personal appearances following his retirement from NASA and the US Navy. Kelly has signed a representation agreement with Keppler Speakers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/PH42487) A veteran of the Gulf War and four space shuttle missions, Commander Kelly made history serving as commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final flight into space. He...

2011-07-02 05:45:00

NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly squashed rumors that he was considering running for public office Friday - at least for the time being, according to various media reports. According to Jennifer Bendery of the Huffington Post, Kelly, speaking during a lunchtime National Press Club event in Washington, first joked that he would "go into more detail" about his supposed political ambitions "next week when I visit Iowa and New Hampshire," before adding that "it must be a really, really slow...

2011-06-27 15:29:00

Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to attend WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. will address a National Press Club luncheon on July 1, one week before the final scheduled space shuttle launch. Discussing America's continued commitment to leadership in human spaceflight, Bolden will also speak about NASA's plans to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit. (Logo:...

2011-06-22 05:50:00

NASA Commander and Navy Captain Mark Kelly announced his retirement from the military and space travel on Tuesday, saying he will focus on his recovering wife, Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and work with her on a memoir of their lives before and after a gunman shot Rep. Giffords in the head during a political event in Tucson in January.   "I want to be by her side. Stepping aside from my work in the Navy and at NASA will allow me to be with her and with my two...

2011-06-21 15:47:00

HOUSTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly has announced his plans to retire from the agency on Oct. 1. He is a veteran of four space shuttle missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "We salute Commander Mark Kelly and his contributions to NASA as an extremely accomplished member of the astronaut corps and the final commander of the space shuttle Endeavour," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. "We...

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