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2011-01-04 14:40:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins, a veteran of five spaceflights, has retired from the agency. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Marsha's incredible depth of mission experience and technical expertise has been a tremendous asset to this office," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "We have relied on her expertise for years in many diverse areas, including but...


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Marsha Ivins
2012-10-02 09:51:47

Marsha Sue Ivins is a former American astronaut veteran officially retired from NASA on December 31, 2010 after completing five successful space missions in her 30 year career with NASA. Ivins was born April 15, 1951 in Baltimore Maryland. She got her aerospace engineering degree from the University of Boulder in 1973. With that degree, Marsha secured a position in technical support with NASA at the Johnson Space Center. Initially, Ivins main project was to work on orbiter displays and...

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2012-05-12 09:17:42

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 4, 1994 at 88:53 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on March 18, 1994 at 8:09 AM EST.  The shuttle orbited 224 times at an altitude of 163 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 13 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes, and 41 seconds. Primary payloads were the U.S. Microgravity Payload-2 (USMP- 2) and Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology-2 (OAST- 2). USMP-2 included five experiments...

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2012-03-24 09:42:00

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 9, 1990 at 1:35 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on January 20 at 1:35 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 172 times at an altitude of 178 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 4.5 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 21 hours, 0 minutes, and 36 seconds. At nearly eleven days this was by far the longest shuttle mission to date. The launch scheduled for December 18, 1989 was postponed to complete and...

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