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President Obama's proposals to change the focus of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has won the support of 14 Nobel laureates, as well as several former American astronauts and senior NASA officials who have signed their names to an open letter addressed to House Committee on Science and Technology Bart Gordon.
When Columbia lifted off on the first space shuttle mission April 12, 1981, Americans could watch the countdown as it happened on any of the three major broadcast networks.
Satellite supported important research and medical missions in Antarctica for more than a decade.
ARLINGTON, Va., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national Share the Road highway safety program was in Allentown, Pa. last week, assisting Mack Trucks and the Parkland School District in transporting the Blake shuttle to the National Memorial Day Parade.
The last set of space shuttle solid rocket boosters was delivered to Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday morning, following a final train ride from their Promontory, Utah-based factory.
NASA today unveiled an interactive computer simulation that allows virtual explorers of all ages to dock the space shuttle at the International Space Station, experience a virtual trip to Mars or a lunar impact, and explore images of star formations taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA today unveiled an interactive computer simulation that allows virtual explorers of all ages to dock the space shuttle at the International Space Station, experience a virtual trip to Mars or a lunar impact, and explore images of star formations taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Spaceflight pioneer Aaron Cohen, a former director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, died Thursday, Feb 25, after a lengthy illness.
NASA is inviting eligible education institutions, museums and other organizations to examine and request space program artifacts online.
Some US forces in Iraq will get the chance during the holidays to talk with two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station who also are far away from their families and friends.
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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