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2008-06-24 18:00:42

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: Sonja Alexander of NASA Headquarters, Washington, +1- 202-358-1761, sonja.r.alexander@nasa.gov; or Jenna Mills of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-244-0185, jenna.c.mills@nasa.gov HOUSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Mission BISD: All Systems Go" technology and science camp students are gearing up to chat and ask questions during a call to the International Space Station crew on Thursday, June 26, from 10:50 a.m.

2008-06-19 15:00:05

BANGOR - The Challenger Learning Center of Maine said that signatures of students from Bangor, Bar Harbor, Old Town, Windham, Frenchboro and Farmingdale are among those now on their way to space.

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2008-05-01 14:40:00

NASA’s Hubble Repair Mission launch date is being pushed back due to unexpected problems getting a new external fuel tank ready for the Atlantis orbiter’s launch.

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2008-04-30 21:00:00

One night 24 years ago, Barbara Morgan watched the news and saw an opportunity she said she could not resist, setting in motion two decades of effort, a lot of heartache and a display of "tenacity and perseverance" that the Adler Planetarium will honor Thursday with its 2008 Women in Space Science Award.

2008-04-22 16:55:16

This story was updated at 3:23 p.m. EDT.

2008-02-28 17:29:32

A new exhibit aimed at promoting the importance of safety to NASA employees is using debris recovered from the loss of space shuttle Columbia to underscore its message. Developed by the agency's space shuttle program office, the "Columbia Safety Exhibit" incorporates recognizable remnants of the fallen orbiter's hardware, including one of the flight deck window frames, control panels and hand controllers from the crew cockpit, heatshield tiles and one of the...

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2008-02-01 16:20:00

In an emotional ceremony just a few miles from where Columbia should have landed five years ago Friday, NASA officials, astronauts, schoolchildren and family members of the lost shuttle crew gathered to remember the seven who died while returning from space.

2008-01-31 07:05:58

Five years after NASA's shuttle Columbia disinte

2007-10-16 21:13:23

NASA's senior managers cleared space shuttle Discovery for liftoff Tuesday, overruling a safety group that called for further studies and wing repairs, if necessary, before next week's launch.

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2007-09-06 15:50:00

An Air Force doctor who headed a controversial astronaut health study told Congress on Thursday that NASA is discouraging open communications by rebutting reports of drunken astronauts on launch day and deriding the claims as urban legends.


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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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