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Crewmembers aboard space shuttle Atlantis continued their pursuit of the Hubble Telescope on Wednesday as they prepare to make contact with the observatory for the first time since March 2002.
HAMPTON, Va., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center have an added stake in this month's space shuttle mission.
NASA plans to begin laying off about 900 employees over the next five years as its space shuttle program comes to a close in 2010.
NASA plans to advance its launch of space shuttle Atlantis to one day ahead of schedule in order to stay ahead of a military operation planned by the Air Force.
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, has released its 2008 annual report. The report examines NASA's safety performance and advises agency and government leaders on ways to improve performance.
HOUSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For 21 years and 100 shuttle missions, Mission Control has been graced with a bouquet of roses, displayed proudly amid trademark data screens and tracking maps.
On Monday, Iridium Satellite LLC said that it has moved a spare satellite into the orbit of the one that was destroyed during the collision with a Russian satellite a month ago.
BETHESDA, Md., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Iridium is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, the company completed the replacement of the operational Iridium satellite lost in the collision three weeks ago with a non-operational Russian satellite.
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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