Latest Orbiter Boom Sensor System Stories

2011-05-11 13:50:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has set the last launch of the space shuttle Endeavour for Monday, May 16, at 8:56 a.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station, which will now last 16 days, will feature a new spacecraft docking technology, developed in part by NASA's Langley Research Center. The shuttle will also deliver a particle physics detector, known as the Alpha...

2011-04-26 14:32:00

HAMPTON, Va., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The last mission of the space shuttle Endeavour will feature a new spacecraft docking technology, developed in part by NASA's Langley Research Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Endeavour's STS-134 mission is set to launch for the International Space Station around 3:45 p.m. Friday, April 29, and return 14 days later. The shuttle is delivering a particle physics detector, known as the Alpha...

2009-07-29 05:05:00

Late Heat Shield Inspections For Shuttle Shuttle astronauts will inspect Endeavour's heat shield one more time today as they begin to set their sights on a Friday landing. The seven-member crew was awakened to the song "Yellow" by the band Coldplay, uplinked for Pilot Doug Hurley in honor of his International Space Station fly-around. Commander Mark Polansky, Mission Specialist Julie Payette and Hurley will use Canadarm to grapple the Orbiter Boom Sensor System and pull it out of its moorings...

2008-06-06 11:02:39

On Thursday, two spacewalking astronauts serviced the exterior of Japan's brand new orbital lab while crewmates aboard the International Space Station filled its inside with hardware.On the second spacewalk of a busy two-week mission to the station by U.S. shuttle Discovery, astronauts Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan prepared the research laboratory's robotic arm for deployment, installing cameras needed to judge clearances.Initial tests showed the cameras were not working, according to...

2005-09-14 10:40:00

NASA -- When the shuttle Discovery streaked into the clear, blue sky this summer, millions of Americans sat on the edges of their seats, staring in awe at computer screens and television sets. More than 100 ground and shuttle-based cameras offered unprecedented views as the orbiter climbed through the atmosphere, jettisoned its rockets and freed itself from the external tank. But these elaborate camera systems were designed to do more than dazzle home viewers. They played a vital role in...

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