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2010-05-14 14:25:00

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off for its final voyage on Friday at 1:20 pm, rocketing six astronauts and a full shipment of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

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2010-05-06 06:30:00

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin a 12-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 2:20 pm EDT on Friday, May 14, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2010-05-05 15:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin a 12-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 2:20 pm EDT on Friday, May 14, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2010-05-04 08:36:41

NASA Flight Directors Michael Sarafin of Herkimer, NY, and Emily Nelson of Austin, Texas, are available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 am CDT Friday, May 7.

2010-04-14 12:34:37

NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission, the final scheduled flight of space shuttle Atlantis, during a series of news briefings Monday, May 3, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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2010-03-19 08:50:00

Narrated by award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, a film documenting the STS-125 shuttle mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope arrives in theaters on Friday, March 19.

2009-11-27 09:33:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew of seven astronauts ended an 11-day journey of nearly 4.5 million miles with a 9:44 a.m. EST landing Friday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2009-11-23 12:16:40

The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference Tuesday at 7 a.m. CST, 13 minutes earlier than previously announced.

2009-11-20 07:35:59

The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 7:13 am CST on Tuesday, Nov 24.

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2009-09-16 12:45:37

The U.S. space agency says it is preparing for the next space shuttle mission -- STS-129 -- scheduled to be launched Nov. 12. Space shuttle Atlantis' 11-day mission will include three spacewalks and the installation of two platforms to the International Space Station's truss, NASA said.


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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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