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STS-107 Crew
2013-02-01 04:34:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today we remember a tragedy that took the lives of seven astronauts, ten years ago, when space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over the Texas sky upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. Ten years ago from today, at 7:59 a.m., reports started coming in of a loud explosion and what seemed like fiery debris coming down from the East Texas sky. Crew members of the STS-107 mission had just wrapped up 16-days in orbit, and were heading...

2013-01-29 08:36:55

NASA will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident. NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Flags across the agency will be flown at half-staff in their memory. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other NASA...

2013-01-28 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA's Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. Flags...

2013-01-25 16:20:34

HOUSTON, Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Johnson Space Center Director, Ellen Ochoa, astronauts and other NASA employees will join the Sabine County Columbia Memorial Committee and the Patricia Huffman Smith NASA Museum in Hemphill, Texas, to pay tribute to the crew lost aboard the space shuttle Columbia 10 years ago Feb. 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) JSC representatives will participate in observances Thursday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 1....

Sally Ride Dead At 61 Years Old
2012-07-23 16:56:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, has taken her final journey, passing on at the young age of 61 years old. Ride, who became a household name after venturing off into space for the first time in 1983, died on Monday after battling pancreatic cancer for 17 months. "Sally Ride broke barriers with grace and professionalism — and literally changed the face of America´s space program," NASA Administrator Charles...

2012-04-19 06:21:49

Focuses on Bold New Era of Space Exploration WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA transferred space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum during a ceremony Thursday, April 19, at the Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Today, while we look back at Discovery's amazing legacy, I also want to look forward to what she and the shuttle fleet helped to make...

2011-09-30 08:00:00

HAMPTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When NASA needed real-time damage assessment of the Shuttle during landing, they looked to NASA Langley Research Center to take the thermal snapshots. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at NASA Langley's Pearl Young Theater here, Thomas Horvath, a senior research engineer in aerothermodynamics, will present "Keeping an Eye on the Shuttle During Reentry - The HYTHIRM Project."...

2011-04-05 09:05:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comic strip artist Brian Basset has created a drawing depicting his characters, Red and Rover, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time. After 30 years and more than 130 missions, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire later this year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A poster commemorating the Space Shuttle Program's 30th anniversary will feature Basset's cartoon and a patch...

2011-02-22 10:57:00

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center will be back on the job watching over the space shuttle Discovery during its last mission, scheduled Feb. 24 to March 7. Some are part of the impact assessment and aerothermodynamic heating teams, and others will be watching during the orbiter's return to Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Discovery's STS-133 mission is set to launch shortly before five...

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2011-01-07 12:25:00

Citing the need for additional repairs to the external fuel tank of the space shuttle Discovery, NASA officials have once again delayed the lift-off of the STS-133 shuttle mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). "The decision was made today to allow the teams additional time and delay the next launch opportunity out of the early February launch window," the space agency said in a statement on its website on Thursday. The initial cracks were so big that the insulating foam...