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2014-06-02 12:22:37

HAMPTON, Va., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, June 3 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, former manager of operations for the International Space Station

2012-04-19 11:31:32

Focuses on Bold New Era of Space Exploration

NASA Wanting To Simulate Mars Trip Aboard ISS
2012-03-22 11:35:27

NASA said on Tuesday that it is considering a way to use the International Space Station as a dry run for a simulated manned Mars trip.

Shannon Lucid Retires From NASA
2012-02-01 05:38:34

Shannon Lucid, a member of NASA's first astronaut class to include women, has retired after more than three decades of service to the agency.

2011-07-27 09:37:30

Bryan O'Connor, NASA's chief of safety and mission assurance since 2002, has announced plans to retire from the agency on Aug 31.

2011-07-21 11:57:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, salutes today's return of orbiter Atlantis and the NASA human spaceflight team for this historic mission and 30 years of flight for an American icon. Blazing into orbit in 1981, NASA's space shuttle fleet has provided an unrivaled payload return capability, the transport of more than 350 astronauts, the delivery and on-orbit maintenance of space assets, and the assembly of the largest structure...

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2011-07-19 09:00:00

The last flight of the US space shuttle program turned towards home early this morning when Atlantis commander Chris Ferguson and pilot Doug Hurley pulled away from the International Space Station.

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2011-07-18 10:20:00

As the shuttle Atlantis noses back towards planet Earth, many would-be astronauts will look towards the stars and wonder if their chance to fly in orbit will ever be fulfilled.


Latest Shuttle–Mir Program Reference Libraries

Vladimir Dezhurov
2012-09-03 07:41:01

Vladimir Dezhurov is a former Russian cosmonaut who has performed nine spacewalks. He was born Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov on July 30, 1962 in Yavas, Zubovo-Polyansky District, Mordovia, Russia. Dezhurov attended the S.I. Gritsevits Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School, where he graduated with a pilot engineer’s diploma in 1983. After graduating, Dezhurov served as a pilot and senior pilot in the Russian Air Force. In 1987, he was assigned to the Cosmonaut Training Center, where he...

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2012-05-12 09:29:42

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 12 at 7:30 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20, 1995 at 12:01 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds. STS-74 marked the second docking of a U.S. Space Shuttle to the Russian Space Station Mir, continuing Phase I activities leading to construction of International...

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2012-05-12 09:25:13

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 27, 1995 at 3:32 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 7 at 10:54 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 153 times at an altitude of 170 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes, and 17 seconds. STS-71 marked a number of historic firsts in human spaceflight: 100th U.S. human space launch conducted from the Cape; first U.S. space shuttle-Russian Space Station Mir...

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2011-04-11 13:32:37

Franklin Diaz Franklin Diaz is a Costa Rican-American engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut. He was born Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz on April 5, 1950 in San José, Costa Rica. His father is of Chinese descent and his mother is of Spanish and Costa Rican descent. He studied at La Salle School, and then he moved to the United States to finish high school. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1973, and later went...

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