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Authorities in an east Texas town have found what is likely debris from the space shuttle Columbia that disintegrated on its way from orbit in 2003.
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The eighth science flight of NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Wednesday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.
ARLINGTON, Va., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates NASA on a remarkable record of achievement marked by the successful launch of the final space shuttle flight. Over the past thirty years, the space shuttle has had soaring successes including sending more than 350 astronauts from 20 nations into space, servicing the Hubble Space Telescope, linking up with the Mir Space Station of our former Soviet adversaries and building the...
MELBOURNE, Fla., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Harris systems and mission payloads have been onboard every space shuttle, beginning with Columbia's maiden flight in 1981.
DULLES, Va., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Space LLC, a U.S.-owned provider of dedicated, commercial space solutions to serve the nation's interests, today announced that it has named Randy Brinkley as a member of its Board of Directors.
The James Webb Space Telescope completes first round of cryogenic mirror test.
NASA has selected three science investigations for a potential 2016 mission that would look at Mars' interior for the first time; study an extraterrestrial ocean on one of Saturn's moons; and study in unprecedented detail the surface of a comet's nucleus.
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.
Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...
Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 24, 1985 at 2:50 PM EST and landed at Kennedy on January 27 at 4:23 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 49 times at an altitude of 220 nautical miles and an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 1.3 million miles. The mission lasted 3 days, 1 hour, 33 minutes, and 23 seconds. The launch scheduled for January 23 was scrubbed due to freezing weather conditions. (Orbiter Challenger was scheduled for Mission 51-C but thermal tile problems...
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