Quantcast

Richard Mullane Reference Libraries

Page 1 of about 5 Articles
STS-36
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...

STS-27
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...

STS 41-D
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...

Collins Eileen
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...

Altman Scott
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...

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
Related