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Tuesday marks the 28th anniversary since tragedy struck NASA’s space shuttle program for the first time.
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.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will attend the Thursday opening of the Space Shuttle Pavilion at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
- The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.