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2014-03-17 20:20:08

Center kicks off first crowd-funding campaign to install STA exhibit HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team including Space Camp alumni from around the world and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation is raising awareness and embarking on their first 60-day crowd-funding campaign to bring a Grumman Gulfstream II Shuttle Training Aircraft to the center's Shuttle Park, home of the world's only full-stack shuttle display, Pathfinder. The STA was used...

2011-08-15 06:32:02

The final space shuttle landing July 21 opened new prospects for eligible education institutions, museums and other organizations to receive a piece of spaceflight history. On Monday, Aug. 15, the eighth batch of artifacts from NASA's space programs will be available on a website that the agency and the General Services Administration (GSA) developed. The artifacts are not only from the shuttle era, but also from the Apollo, Mercury, Hubble Space Telescope programs. The approximately 2,000...

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2011-07-15 08:08:33

A Shuttle Training Aircraft plunges 28,000 feet in a little more than a minute when astronauts use it to practice a space shuttle approach. It's as close as anyone can get to experiencing a shuttle landing without becoming an astronaut. And what a ride it is. It takes nine minutes for the STA, a modified Gulfstream II business jet, to reach the altitude for the first run, a little lower than airlines typically cruise. STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson is at the shuttle-like controls in the...


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