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2013-07-02 23:19:17

Southern California-based precision machining and metal fabricator, Pendarvis Manufacturing supplies components for new space shuttle exhibit in Florida Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 This past weekend, Pendarvis Manufacturing's steel fabrication work was unveiled as part of the new Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Pendarvis Manufacturing, an Anaheim precision machine shop and fabricator, built hundreds of steel sub-assemblies that were used in...

Atlantis Being Unwrapped For June 29 Opening
2013-04-29 12:53:35

NASA Like a special gift being unwrapped, construction crews began removing 16,000 square feet of plastic shrink-wrap from space shuttle Atlantis on April 25 as work continues for the famed spacecraft's new $100 million home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Atlantis has been enclosed in the plastic since November of last year to protect the priceless artifact from dust and debris during construction of the facility where it will be displayed. "This is the next step in...

2013-03-27 23:02:46

On May 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m., Jewelry store ACORI Diamonds & Design will be hosting astronaut Jerry Ross for a book signing at their Friendswood, Texas location. Ross recently released his first book, an autobiography entitled, “Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA´s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer” on Purdue University Press. Friendswood, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 On May 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m., Jewelry store ACORI Diamonds & Design will be hosting...

2013-02-21 16:21:07

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex marked yet another major milestone today in the construction of its 90,000-square-foot, $100 million home for space shuttle Atlantis by announcing the official name and visual identity for the exhibit, as well as the grand opening date of June 29, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130221/NY64531-a )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130221/NY64531LOGO-b ) (Logo:...

2013-02-04 16:20:38

HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronaut Brent Jett has left the agency following a NASA career including four space shuttle flights, heading the agency's Flight Crew Operations Directorate and most recently serving as deputy manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Brent has been a remarkable asset to NASA and our human spaceflight programs," said William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Human...

2012-11-02 19:20:17

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Atlantis arrived today at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to begin its new mission as the dramatically displayed centerpiece of a $100 million exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121102/NY05650 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Atlantis completed its historic final journey - the last of any of NASA's space shuttles - with NASA officials...

2012-10-17 15:20:18

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KENNEDY SPACE CENTER -- Fans of NASA's Space Shuttle Program will have their last opportunity to see an orbiter on the move when Atlantis makes its historic final journey on Nov. 2 at Kennedy Space Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121017/NY95134 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Atlantis will travel the nearly 10 miles from Kennedy Space Center to its new home at Kennedy Space Center...

2012-10-16 17:13:08

Media accreditation is open for activities surrounding space shuttle Atlantis' move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for permanent public display. Atlantis is scheduled to depart the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at approximately 7 a.m. EDT on Nov. 2. The shuttle will embark on a 10-mile journey from the VAB to the visitor complex, stopping along the route for a NASA ceremony at about 9:45 a.m. Following the ceremony, Atlantis will...

2012-10-16 11:21:20

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for activities surrounding space shuttle Atlantis' move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for permanent public display. Atlantis is scheduled to depart the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at approximately 7 a.m. EDT on Nov. 2. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The shuttle will embark on a 10-mile journey from the VAB to...

Shannon Lucid Retires From NASA
2012-02-01 05:38:34

Shannon Lucid, a member of NASA's first astronaut class to include women, has retired after more than three decades of service to the agency. A veteran of five spaceflights, Lucid logged more than 223 days in space, and from August 1991 to June 2007, held the record for the most days in orbit by any woman in the world. Lucid is the only American woman to serve aboard the Russian Mir space station. She lived and worked there for more than 188 days, the longest stay of any American on that...


Latest Space Shuttle Atlantis Reference Libraries

Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

Janice Voss
2012-10-27 13:58:18

Janice Elaine Voss was a NASA astronaut as well as an American Engineer whom flew in space five times placing her at first for holding the record for American women. Voss was born on October 8, 1956 in South Bend, Indiana. She attended Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and graduated in 1972. She then attended Purdue University to receive her bachelor’s degree in engineering while concurrently working at the Johnson Space Center. After Purdue University, Voss...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

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