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2006-01-17 08:10:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- Astronaut Mike Mullane has flown on the shuttle three times and would go again in a heartbeat, but in a new memoir he called this ship the most dangerous spacecraft humans have ever ridden. NASA's bureaucracy helped make it that way, he said, by discouraging questions about safety and other matters. Astronauts deserve some share of responsibility too, Mullane said in a Reuters interview about his book "Riding Rockets," published this month "It's the...

2006-01-17 08:14:17

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronaut Mike Mullane has flown on the shuttle three times and would go again in a heartbeat, but in a new memoir he called this ship the most dangerous spacecraft humans have ever ridden. NASA's bureaucracy helped make it that way, he said, by discouraging questions about safety and other matters. Astronauts deserve some share of responsibility too, Mullane said in a Reuters interview about his book "Riding Rockets," published this...


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2012-03-24 09:43:51

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 28, 1990 at 2:50 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on March 4 at 10:08 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 72 times at an altitude of 132 nautical miles at an inclination of 62 degrees and travelled 1.9 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 10 hours, 18 minutes, and 22 seconds. This was a Department of Defense mission and all shuttle activities were classified. The launch set for February 22 was postponed to February 23,...

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2012-03-24 09:29:52

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1988 at 9:30 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 6 at 3:36 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 68 times at a classified altitude at an angle of 57 degrees and travelled 1.8 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 9 hours, 5 minutes, and 37 seconds. This was the third mission dedicated to the Department of Defense and details of the shuttle mission activities are classified.  The launch set for December 1 during a...

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2012-03-10 08:35:34

This was the first flight of Discovery. Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 30, 1984 at 8:41 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on September 5 at 6:37 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 97 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.5 million miles. The mission lasted 6 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds. Three satellites deployed during this mission: Satellite Business System SBS-D, SYNCOM IV-2 (also known as...

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2012-01-13 17:43:27

Eileen Collins is a retired American astronaut and a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel. She was born Eileen Marie Collins on November 19, 1956 in Elmira, New York. She was born to Irish immigrants and had three siblings, and she has been intrigued by pilots and astronauts since her childhood. In 1974, she graduated from Elmira Free Academy and went on to earn her Associate’s degree in Mathematics and Science at a community college. She then graduated from Syracuse University with her...

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2010-11-19 15:58:19

Scott Altman is a test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Scott Douglas Altman on August 15, 1959 in Lincoln, Illinois. He grew up in Pekin, Illimois and graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1977. He continued on to the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. He was commissioned in the United States Navy in August 1981 and received his Navy wings of gold in February 1983. Altman was deployed to the Western...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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