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2010-08-31 16:25:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronauts Linda Godwin and Scott Altman have announced plans to leave the agency. Godwin will retire and Altman will take a job in the private sector. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Godwin joined NASA in 1980 and worked in the Payload Operations Division. She was selected as an astronaut candidate in 1985. A veteran of four spaceflights, Godwin...

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2010-03-19 08:50:00

Narrated by award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a film documenting the STS-125 shuttle mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope arrives in theaters on Friday, March 19. The film is a joint venture between NASA, the IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures. The IMAX 3-D cameras launched aboard space shuttle Atlantis on May 11, 2009, during the STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronauts used the cameras to document the mission's five spacewalks to repair and...

2009-09-04 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and space shuttle astronauts will participate in live education webcasts on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. EDT and Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) On Sept. 8, students will hear insights from Bolden, young agency professionals, and STS-128 mission astronauts Jose M. Hernandez and John D. Olivas about the challenges and successes of their exciting NASA careers. On...

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2009-05-29 17:25:00

Take one space shuttle, seven highly trained astronauts, tons of equipment, and one legendary orbiting telescope and you have the 5.3 million-mile odyssey that was the final servicing mission for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. After months of training and a seven-month postponement, the STS-125 crew's mission got under way with an on-time launch into a brilliant-blue Florida sky. The May 11, 2009, liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis took place at 2:01 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's...

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2009-05-24 11:05:00

After adverse weather conditions forced two landing delays, the space shuttle Atlantis returned safely to Earth at the Edwards Air Force base in California on Sunday after a 13-day mission to refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope, The Associated Press reported. Stormy weather prevented Atlantis from touching down at NASA's Florida base, forcing Mission Control to direct commander Scott Altman and his crew of seven to the Mojave Desert for a California landing. Atlantis was scheduled to land...

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2009-05-22 07:10:00

Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts will have to remain in orbit longer than expected due to bad weather. NASA announced on Friday that it would push back plans to land Atlantis to 9:16 a.m. EDT (1316 GMT) Saturday. Atlantis crewmembers were initially expected to return to the Kennedy Space Center at 10:00 a.m. (1400 GMT), but NASA decided to try again at 11:39 a.m. (1539 GMT). However, bad weather "continues to be a concern," said the space agency. "The weather just is not clearing up at the...

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2009-05-19 10:25:00

Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts said goodbye to the Hubble Space Telescope for the final time on Tuesday, as part of an 11-day mission to see the completion of critical upgrades to the veteran observatory. The crew woke up at 4:31 a.m. EDT Tuesday to the song "Lie in Our Graves" by the Dave Matthews Band. The song was played for crewmember Megan McArthur, who guided the shuttle's robotic arm to lift the telescope out of Atlantis' payload bay to a high point above the shuttle in preparation...

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2009-05-13 12:55:00

Space shuttle Atlantis slowly crept up toward the Hubble telescope before finally grabbing the orbiter 350 miles above the Earth at 12:14 p.m. CST Wednesday. Megan McArthur steered the shuttle's 50-foot robot arm to connect with the massive telescope in the first contact NASA has had with the telescope since 2002. "Houston, Hubble has arrived on board Atlantis," said Atlantis commander Scott Altman. The telescope will be lowered into a special cradle, called the Flight Support System, or...

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2009-05-13 10:30:00

Crewmembers aboard space shuttle Atlantis continued their pursuit of the Hubble Telescope on Wednesday as they prepare to make contact with the observatory for the first time since March 2002. Shuttle commander Scott Altman will guide Atlantis close enough to Hubble so that astronaut Megan McArthur can grab it with the shuttle's robotic arm and lift it to the shuttle's cargo bay where astronauts will make a series of crucial repairs in the final upgrade mission to the telescope. Repairs and...

2009-05-11 13:31:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis with its seven-member crew launched at 2:01 p.m. EDT Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Atlantis' 11-day mission will include five spacewalks to refurbish Hubble with state-of-the-art science instruments designed to improve the telescope's discovery capabilities by up to 70 times while...


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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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