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2009-05-24 11:01:00

EDWARDS, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew landed at 8:39 a.m. PDT Sunday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., completing the final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. Atlantis' astronauts conducted five successful spacewalks during their STS-125 flight to enhance and extend the life of the orbiting observatory. "This mission highlights what the challenges of spaceflight can bring out in human beings," said Bill Gerstenmaier, associate...

2009-05-20 11:00:00

Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts treated themselves to some much deserved rest and relaxation on Wednesday. The Atlantis mission has seen the completion of five long, tedious spacewalks conducted by four men working in teams to give the Hubble Space Telescope a boost in technology. Contributions to Hubble by the Atlantis crew include installation of a new camera, a new computer, replacement of batteries as well as the repair of two instruments not designed to be worked on in space. The...

2009-05-18 14:37:00

HOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seven astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis will hold a news conference at 9:26 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 20, to discuss their mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Reporters may ask questions from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and NASA Headquarters in Washington. To...

2009-05-13 13:22:30

The U.S. Space Telescope Operations Control Center is busier than usual this week, providing continuous support for the STS-125 telescope servicing mission. Located at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., the center is responsible for the 24-hour monitoring of all Hubble Space Telescope systems. Officials said two teams of flight controllers will work closely with the mission control center in Houston as the crew of space shuttle...

2009-05-11 13:31:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis with its seven-member crew launched at 2:01 p.m. EDT Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Atlantis' 11-day mission will include five spacewalks to refurbish Hubble with state-of-the-art science instruments designed to improve the telescope's discovery capabilities by up to 70 times while...

2009-05-07 13:53:00

Network's high definition coverage of STS-125 begins Monday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. ET DALLAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: HDNet will cover the launch of STS-125 Space Shuttle Atlantis as the astronauts aboard head into space for a twelve day mission to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. To reach the Hubble, astronomy's greatest treasure, Atlantis will be targeting what amounts to a small, perpetually-moving spot in space, more than 300 miles above Earth and no bigger than a school...

2009-04-30 15:12:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers completed a review Thursday of space shuttle Atlantis' readiness for flight and selected an official launch date for the STS-125 mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Commander Scott Altman and his six crewmates are scheduled to lift off at 2:01 p.m. EDT, May 11, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Atlantis' launch date was announced...

2009-04-30 15:20:00

NASA managers completed a review Thursday of space shuttle Atlantis' readiness for flight and selected an official launch date for the STS-125 mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope. Commander Scott Altman and his six crewmates are scheduled to lift off at 2:01 p.m. EDT, May 11, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis' launch date was announced following Thursday's Flight Readiness Review. During the meeting, top NASA and contractor managers assessed the risks associated...

2009-04-18 08:30:00

NASA rolled the space shuttle Endeavour out to a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, preparing it for a rescue mission the agency hopes it never has to undertake.Endeavour is being prepared alongside its sister ship, Atlantis, which is set to lift off May 12 on a final mission to refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope.  Atlantis is on a separate launch pad less than 2 miles away. NASA wants an Endeavour rescue team at the ready in case they are needed to fly home the...

2009-04-10 12:10:00

The shuttle Endeavour was moved into position Friday for attachment to its fuel tank and solid rocket boosters, NASA officials said. Endeavour is being readiedat the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a mid-June launch to the International Space Station to deliver final components for the new Japanese Kibo science laboratory, Florida Today reported. The shuttle also would be ready, if necessary, to assist if the shuttle Atlantis were damaged next month during a mission to service the Hubble...

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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...

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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