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2011-04-11 14:55:00

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will participate in a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla, on Tuesday, April 12 on the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch.

2011-04-05 09:05:00

Comic strip artist Brian Basset has created a drawing depicting his characters, Red and Rover, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time.

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2011-02-14 14:40:00

The Russian space agency said Monday that there may have been a foreign power behind the space accident that disabled one of the country's most modern military satellites earlier this month.

2011-01-28 15:53:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two events, including the opening of a new space-themed museum, to honor the space shuttle Columbia and her crew are planned in Hemphill, Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

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2011-01-27 06:45:00

January 28 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle accident.

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2011-01-11 14:35:00

NASA announced Tuesday that it would shoot for a February 24 launch date for space shuttle Discovery's last mission.

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2011-01-07 12:25:00

Citing the need for additional repairs to the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Discovery, NASA officials have once again delayed the lift-off of the STS-133 shuttle mission to resupply the International Space Station.

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2010-12-31 07:10:00

NASA officials ordered additional repairs to Space Shuttle Discovery on Friday--a move which could further delay the vehicle's final mission.

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2010-12-01 14:15:05

As the Space Shuttle Program nears retirement, NASA is looking for ways to preserve the program's history and inspire the next generation of space explorers, scientists and engineers.

2010-12-01 09:31:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Space Shuttle Program nears retirement, NASA is looking for ways to preserve the program's history and inspire the next generation of space explorers, scientists and engineers.


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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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