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2011-08-02 09:10:00

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, TV station KTRE is reporting. A large, metal, object appeared in the mud of Lake Nacogdoches, which is suffering from an ongoing drought as many lakes in the region are. The object is in an isolated area that is not easily accessible. "The lower water level has exposed a larger than normal area on the northern side of the lake", said NPD Sgt....

2011-07-19 14:40:00

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. Flights between the Washington Beltway and Baltimore will follow the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Flights by NASA's P-3B and UC-12 aircraft are part of a...

2011-07-08 11:21:00

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...

2011-07-05 07:00:00

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. Space Coast-headquartered Harris has supported NASA programs for half a century. Harris has advanced technology developed for NASA and applied it today's satellites. Advanced audio systems developed by Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) will head to the International Space Station (ISS) when Atlantis blasts off...

2011-06-27 15:13:00

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. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110627/DC26679 ) Mr. Brinkley was President of Boeing Satellite Systems Inc., the world's largest manufacturer of commercial communication satellites, from 2001 to 2003, and before that was...

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2011-06-20 05:35:00

The James Webb Space Telescope completes first round of cryogenic mirror test The first six of 18 segments that will form NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror for space observations completed final cryogenic testing on Friday. The ten week test series included two tests cycles where the mirrors were chilled down to -379 degrees Fahrenheit, then back to ambient temperature to ensure the mirrors respond as expected to the extreme temperatures of space. A second set of six mirror...

2011-05-05 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Each investigation team will receive $3 million to conduct its mission's concept phase or preliminary design studies and...

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2011-04-12 12:50:00

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. Today marks the 30th anniversary of space shuttle Columbia becoming the first-ever reusable spacecraft after successfully piercing through the atmosphere to carry two astronauts into space. Columbia spent two days in space before performing a deorbit burn bringing the astronauts back on the same vessel they left on....


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2012-03-10 09:17:29

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...

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2012-03-10 08:50:43

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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