Latest Rex Walheim Stories

2012-06-23 09:46:06

NASA astronaut Rex Walheim will be available for live satellite interviews in front of a full-scale model of the Orion spacecraft from 6 - 7:30 a.m. CDT, Thursday, June 28. Interviews will originate at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The first space-bound Orion capsule is set to arrive at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida next week. Walheim is the Astronaut Office's main liaison with the Orion Program. He provides input from an astronaut's perspective on Orion's...

2011-12-14 04:30:30

As NASA looks to new, deep space destinations and an ambitious commercial transportation system to the International Space Station, the agency is recruiting the next generation of explorers to make these momentous journeys. To discuss this opportunity and application procedures, veteran astronaut Rex Walheim will be available for interviews live via internet teleconferencing from 8:30 to 10 a.m. CST on Friday, Dec. 16. NASA is accepting applications for the agency's next class in the...

2011-07-21 07:40:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) made its final landing back on Earth at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 5:57 a.m. EDT, ending an era that saw the launches of 135 space shuttles in the past 30 years. "After serving the world for 30 years, the space shuttle has found its place in history," said Christopher Ferguson, the astronaut who commanded Atlantis' final mission, by radio to mission control. The shuttle came to rest at 5:58 a.m. EDT. At wheels stop, the mission's elapsed time was 12...

2011-06-10 10:22:33

Three NASA astronauts who will fly aboard the last space shuttle mission in July are available for live satellite interviews next week. STS-135 mission Commander Chris Ferguson is available from 3 - 4:50 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 15. Pilot Doug Hurley is available from 10 - 11:50 a.m. and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim from 1 - 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for launch July 8 with Ferguson, Hurley, Walheim, and Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus to deliver...

2010-09-15 08:35:00

NASA announced the four astronauts who will make up the crew of STS-335, the rescue mission that would fly only if needed to bring home the members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission, currently the final scheduled shuttle flight. Chris Ferguson, a retired U.S. Navy captain and veteran of two previous shuttle missions, would command the flight. Astronaut and U.S. Marine Col. Doug Hurley would serve as pilot, and astronauts Sandy Magnus and retired U.S. Air Force Col. Rex Walheim...

2008-02-15 03:23:14

HOUSTON - A pair of spacewalking astronauts will outfit the International Space Station's (ISS) new Columbus laboratory for science Friday when they add new experiments to the module's orbital porch. Atlantis shuttle astronauts Rex Walheim and Stanley Love will step outside the station's Quest airlock at 8:40 a.m. EST (1340 GMT) to attach two European research platforms aimed at studying the sun and space environment. "First will be SOLAR, which is a solar telescope that mounts...

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