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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...

2011-06-01 07:00:00

Space Shuttle Endeavor Returns Today WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Justice Through Music, a national non-profit that uses music to inspire people to engage in social causes, has released a touching music video tribute to US Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband Mark Kelly. The video, based on the Op-Critical song called "Gabby," was released on YouTube in time for the final shuttle flight of Endeavour, piloted by Mark Kelly. It begins with footage...

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2011-05-31 07:50:00

Space shuttle astronauts have tested Endeavour's landing systems in preparation for an early Wednesday touchdown at the Kennedy Space Center ending Endeavour's 19-year flying career. The Endeavour crew completed four spacewalks and several maintenance upgrades on a long to-do list as part of the shuttle's final mission. Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly explained during an in-flight interview that the mission had been a success and he was looking forward to getting back home. "We did four very...

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2011-05-30 06:40:00

Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station at 10:55 p.m. CDT Sunday, ending a stay of 11 days, 17 hours and 41 minutes at the orbiting laboratory. "Endeavour departing," said Expedition 28 Flight Engineer Ron Garan after the traditional ringing of the station's bell. "Fair winds and following seas." Pilot Greg Johnson, at the aft flight deck controls, flew Endeavour in a circle around the station at distances of about 450 to 650 feet. Crew members took still and video images of...

2011-05-19 15:00:00

HOUSTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During media interviews today, NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission aboard the International Space Station, made the following statement about the future of space exploration: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA is leading the way and will continue to do so," said Kelly. "We are the lead partner on the International Space Station and when humans go back to the moon and on...

2011-05-18 09:26:00

"YOU TALK TO ENDEAVOUR" - the EXCLUSIVE LIVE interview moderated by NEWSHOUR Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien using questions submitted by the public, is scheduled for Thursday, May 19 at 6 a.m. ET* Project is a collaboration between PBS NEWSHOUR, Google and YouTube ARLINGTON, Va., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After several delays, the space shuttle Endeavour blasted into space Monday on its final mission, the second-to-last of NASA's shuttle program. On Thursday, May 19 at...

2011-05-16 08:13:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Commander Mark Kelly and his five crewmates are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 8:56 a.m. EDT Monday. The STS-134 mission is the penultimate orbiter flight and the final one for shuttle Endeavour. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "This mission represents the power of teamwork, commitment and exploration," Commander...

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2011-04-25 06:05:00

No one could have predicted after the tragedy in Tucson just a few months ago, that Arizona representative Gabby Giffords would be in Florida watching her husband Mark Kelly pilot the second-to-last space shuttle into orbit. Physicians have cleared Giffords to travel to Cape Canaveral, to watch the liftoff live, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Giffords continues to recover from her brain injury and Kelly's devotion to both his wife and NASA has overshadowed Endeavour's final voyage and the...

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2011-04-20 06:10:00

NASA announced on Tuesday that space shuttle Endeavour will embark on its last journey to space on April 29. Mark Kelly, who is the husband of wounded Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, will lead the mission. Giffords was critically wounded in Tucson, Arizona in January and has been undergoing extensive rehabilitation at a hospital in Houston. Launch director Mike Leinbach said he hopes Giffords will be present for the launch. "There's a whole separate team working that issue," he...

2011-03-29 07:32:00

HOUSTON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting the public to vote for its favorite original song to wake up space shuttle Commander Mark Kelly and his five crewmates during their STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Voting runs from Tuesday, March 29 through launch day, which currently is targeted for April 19. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Electronic voting is open to the public on NASA's Space Rock website, which...