Latest Robert Satcher Stories

2010-02-12 12:31:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Basketball fans will have a chance to meet a NASA astronaut and touch a 3-billion-year-old moon rock when the NASA Launch Pad exhibit lands at the NBA All Star Jam Session at the Dallas Convention Center Feb. 12-13. The exhibit will be open Feb. 12, 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Feb. 13, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On Saturday, Feb. 13 from noon to 1 p.m., NASA astronaut and STS-129 Mission...

2009-11-23 07:10:46

The combined 12-member crew of Atlantis and the International Space Station will move the last of this mission's spare hardware during the third and final spacewalk today. Mission Specialists Randy Bresnik and Robert Satcher Jr. are scheduled to begin their six hour spacewalk at 6:18 a.m. Final preparations for the spacewalk will begin at 3:13 a.m. The crew's wakeup call came today at 1:28 a.m. The wakeup song, "Space Rise" by Larry Whitehair, was played for Mission Specialist Mike Foreman....

2009-11-22 06:45:00

The six-member crew of Atlantis will have a half day to relax before getting ready for Monday's third and final spacewalk. The crew was awakened this morning with the song "Butterfly Kisses," by Bob Carlisle at 1:58 a.m. CST. It was selected for Mission Specialist Randy Bresnik. Later in the morning, Pilot Barry Wilmore and Mission Specialists Leland Melvin, Robert Satcher Jr. and Nicole Stott will answer reporters' questions in interviews with WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., Bay News 9 in...

2009-11-20 06:35:00

Though it began a little later than planned, the STS-129 crew is awake and starting work on the day's activities. Their wakeup call came at 3:28 a.m., which gave them 30 extra minutes intended to make up for sleep lost overnight when false depressurization caution alarms sounded on the International Space Station. That occurred just after 7:30 p.m., about 30 minutes after the crew began its sleep period. Although the flight control teams on the ground were able to determine that there was no...

2009-09-16 12:35:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next space shuttle mission to the International Space Station will feature two Virginia-born astronauts, Leland Melvin and Robert Satcher. Shuttle Atlantis is targeted to launch at 4:10 p.m. EST on Nov. 12 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Melvin, born in Lynchburg, Va., will make his second journey into space on this flight, designated STS-129. Satcher,...

2009-06-16 10:43:48

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected 100 full-time U.S. undergraduate students to receive one-year college scholarships. NASA's Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology project awards scholarships and internships to students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The winners receive scholarships of up to one-half of their tuition, up to $10,000. As part of the program, students benefit from year-round tutoring and...

2008-09-30 16:01:09

NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle Discovery's STS-129 mission. The flight will deliver two experiment racks to the International Space Station. Marine Col. Charlie Hobaugh will command the mission, which is targeted to launch in October 2009. Navy Capt. Barry Wilmore will serve as the pilot. Mission Specialists are Robert Satcher, Navy Capt. Michael Foreman, Marine Lt. Col. Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik will be making their first trips to space. The...

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