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Retired NASA Astronaut And Test Pilot C. Gordon Fullerton Dies At 76
2013-08-22 10:09:36

NASA [ Watch The Video - Retired Astronaut Gordon Fullerton Dies ] C. Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot spanning almost 50 years, died Aug. 21. He was 76. Fullerton had sustained a severe stroke in late 2009, and had been confined to a long-term care facility in Lancaster, Calif., for most of the past 3½ years. Fullerton logged 382 hours in space flight on two space shuttle missions while serving in...

NASA Dryden Contributions To Aerospace And Science Research In 2012
2012-12-19 11:02:47

NASA NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., helped advance the agency´s overall mission of Earth and space science and aerospace technology research as it continued supporting NASA's four mission areas during 2012. Aeronautics X-48 Blended/Hybrid Wing Body The remotely piloted "C" version of the X-48 Blended Wing Body sub-scale research aircraft successfully flew for the first time on Aug. 7. The new X-48C model was modified from its earlier X-48B...

2012-09-21 09:49:28

NASA invites Californians to participate in space shuttle Endeavour's historic flyover of the state Friday, Sept. 21. The orbiter, atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is scheduled to fly over northern California and a large area of the Los Angeles basin beginning at about 8:15 a.m. PDT, one hour later than originally planned. NASA, the California Science Center, and the Federal Aviation Administration delayed the start of the flight to increase the probability that fog over the...

2012-09-20 14:21:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites Californians to participate in space shuttle Endeavour's historic flyover of the state Friday, Sept. 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The orbiter, atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is scheduled to fly over northern California and a large area of the Los Angeles basin beginning at about 8:15 a.m. PDT, one hour later than originally planned. NASA, the California Science Center, and...

Space Shuttle Endeavour Continues West From Houston To California
2012-09-20 06:39:49

[WATCH VIDEO] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Space Shuttle Endeavour will continue its journey across the US today (September 20), departing Houston at about 7 a.m. (8 a.m. EDT) atop its Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). Today´s flight will take Endeavour to Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California, due to arrive around Noon. After this morning´s departure, Endeavour is planned to make low flyovers of Clear Lake and NASA´s Johnson...

2012-09-19 14:20:22

HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The space shuttle Endeavour atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is scheduled to depart Houston's Ellington Field at about 7 a.m. CDT on Thursday for California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Departure is planned to the south with low flybys of Clear Lake and NASA's Johnson Space Center expected before the aircraft and shuttle turn northwest for a final pass over Houston heading west....

2012-09-19 14:20:19

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chabot Space & Science Center is celebrating the Endeavour Shuttle Bay Area flyover with an early opening and a breathtaking vantage point to watch the low flying Transport. The Center will open to the public on Friday, September 21 at 8 am. The Endeavour is expected to fly over the East Bay between 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Chabot Space & Science Center is located in the East Bay/Oakland Hills with a considerable view of the Bay...

2012-09-17 14:20:24

Los Angeles International Airport Arrival Targeted for Sept. 21 WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19 due to an unfavorable weather forecast along the flight path on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Endeavour now is expected to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday, Sept. 21. (Logo:...

Endeavour Shuttle Ferry Postponed Due To Inclement Weather Forecast
2012-09-18 07:09:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATED September 18, 2012 NASA´s retired Space Shuttle Endeavour will take a final tour across the US from Florida to the California Science Center in Los Angeles piggybacking a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). The flight, which was scheduled to begin Monday (September 17), has been postponed until Wednesday (September 19) due to inclement weather. To ensure a safe flight for the shuttle and its...

2012-09-16 10:20:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's planned ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 18 due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) To ensure a safe flight for Endeavour and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the California Science Center, decided Sunday to delay the flight because of inclement...