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2011-04-11 14:55:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. During the 1 p.m. EDT ceremony, Bolden and Kennedy Center Director Bob Cabana will honor the shuttle work force's dedication, which has made it possible for NASA to take the next steps in exploration and retire the shuttle fleet later this year....

2011-04-05 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. After 30 years and more than 130 missions, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire later this year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A poster commemorating the Space Shuttle Program's 30th anniversary will feature Basset's cartoon and a patch...

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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. Russia launched a high-tech Geo-IK-2 craft on February 1st to help the military draw a three-dimensional map of the Earth and locate the precise positions of various targets. According to Russian news reports, the satellite was a vital part of Russia's effort to match the U.S. and NATO's ability to...

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. Both events are open to the media and public. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 7:45 a.m. CST the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee and the J.R. Huffman Public Library will host the eighth annual memorial for the STS-107 space shuttle...

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2011-01-27 06:45:00

January 28 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle accident. At 9:00 a.m. EST, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation will hold a remembrance service honoring the STS-51L crew members at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. NASA-TV will provide live coverage of the event, which will take place at the visitor complex's Space Mirror memorial. Speakers at the event will include Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations; June Scobee...

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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. The space shuttle has experienced delays since November due to cracks on its external fuel tank. "We think we can support a launch date for the 24th of February," said Mike Suffredini, International Space Station Program manager, at a press briefing. NASA officials were briefed on Monday by shuttle managers about the progress on the repairs discovered on the 21-foot-long...

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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 (ISS). "The decision was made today to allow the teams additional time and delay the next launch opportunity out of the early February launch window," the space agency said in a statement on its website on Thursday. The initial cracks were so big that the insulating foam...

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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, according to various news outlets. According to the U.S. space agency's website, X-rays taken as part of an ongoing probe into cracks in Discovery's external fuel tank revealed "four additional small cracks on three stringers on the opposite side of the tank from Discovery, and managers elected to repair those cracks in a similar fashion to repairs made...

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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. Beginning Wednesday, NASA is offering 7,000 shuttle heat shield tiles to schools and universities that want to share technology and a piece of space history with their students. The lightweight tiles protect the shuttles from extreme temperatures when the orbiters re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. Schools can...

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. Beginning Wednesday, NASA is offering 7,000 shuttle heat shield tiles to schools and universities that want to share technology and a piece of space history with their students. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...


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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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