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28th Anniversary Challenger Disaster
2014-01-28 12:09:23

Tuesday marks the 28th anniversary since tragedy struck NASA’s space shuttle program for the first time.

Enterprise Officially On Display In New York
2012-07-19 15:05:27

The retired space shuttle Enterprise is officially on display at its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's new Space Shuttle Pavilion in New York.

2012-07-18 10:00:17

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will attend the Thursday opening of the Space Shuttle Pavilion at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Enterprise Makes Final Journey To New York
2012-04-28 03:38:06

For the second time this month, one of the venerable, retired NASA space shuttles embarked on a final journey, as Enterprise spent Friday being ferried by a modified Boeing 747 on a grand tour around a major US city before ultimately arriving at its final resting place.

Engineer Who Tried To Stop Challenger Disaster Dead At 73
2012-02-08 05:41:53

Roger Boisjoly, who died on January 6 at 73-years-old, was an engineer who tried to stop space shuttle Challenger from launching in 1986.

NASA Transfers Enterprise Title to Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City
2011-12-12 08:04:50

NASA transferred title and ownership of space shuttle Enterprise to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum during a ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the museum in New York City.

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2011-04-21 10:20:00

A White House official said Wednesday that President Barack Obama, along with his family, would be at the planned April 29 liftoff of the space shuttle Endeavour.

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2011-04-12 12:50:00

On April 12, 1981, 20 years after Yuri Gagarin became the first human to reach space, NASA embarked on a new journey that would pave the way for space travel for three decades.


Latest Shuttle-C Reference Libraries

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2012-03-03 12:37:51

The first flight of space shuttle Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 4, 1983 at 1:30 PM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 9, 1983 at 10:53 AM (PST). Challenger orbited 81 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. Mission duration was 5 days, 0 hours, 23 minutes, and 42 seconds. The launch was originally set for January 20 and was delayed by a hydrogen leak into the engine compartment...

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2012-03-03 12:34:44

The fourth space shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 27, 1982 at 11:00 AM (EDT) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on July 4, 1982 at 9:09 AM (PDT). Columbia orbited 113 times at an altitude of 197 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. Duration of the mission was 7 days, 1 hour, and 31 seconds. The shuttle carried a classified Department of Defense payload, cargo included first Get Away Specials, (G-001) which contained...

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