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2005-07-28 08:01:38

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster. The two space behemoths, each weighing more than 100 tons, linked up with barely a bump as commander Eileen Collins slowly guided the shuttle in. "This was so much easier than the sims," she radioed to Mission Control, referring to preflight docking...

2005-07-28 06:29:43

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster. The two space behemoths, each weighing more than 100 tons, linked up with barely a bump as commander Eileen Collins slowly guided the shuttle in. This flight was supposed to have been a triumphant return of the shuttle to the space station for the first time...

2005-07-28 01:29:43

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts prepared to dock the shuttle Discovery with the International Space Station on Thursday in what may be the last visit for some time after NASA again grounded its problem-plagued shuttle fleet. The two spacecraft were scheduled to hook up for a week while the Discovery crew makes space-station repairs and brings food and supplies to the two-man station crew. What was supposed to have been the shuttle's triumphant return to the space station for...

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2005-07-27 05:30:00

MOSCOW -- Russia welcomed Wednesday the return of the U.S. shuttle to space, saying it would bring financial relief to Moscow after a lone, two-year fight to keep humans in orbit. "We regard this extremely positively," Konstantin Kredenko, spokesman of the Roskosmos space agency, said after the shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral. Since the shuttles were grounded in February 2003 after one disintegrated on re-entry, killing seven astronauts, only Russia has sent people and cargo...

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2005-07-09 19:01:29

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The similarities between the Challenger and Columbia disasters were so strong - at least in terms of NASA's dysfunctional safety culture - that one accident investigator spoke poignantly of hearing an "echo." With NASA on the verge of resuming shuttle flights after a 2 1/2-year hiatus, new echoes are resounding, but they're distinctly more benign. Discovery returned Americans to space in September 1988 after a two-year, eight-month grounding following the...

2005-06-28 20:02:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery should be ready toreturn to flight next month, NASA chief Michael Griffin said onTuesday, one day after an oversight panel found the U.S. spaceagency fell short on three key safety concerns. "I think, based on what I know now, we're ready to go,"Griffin told the U.S. House of Representatives ScienceCommittee when asked if the shuttle would launch between July13 and July 31 as scheduled. The three-ship shuttle fleet has been...

2005-06-30 21:11:27

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA announced on Thursdayit planned to launch on July 13 its first space shuttle missionsince the 2003 Columbia disaster, saying the agency had doneeverything it could to fix the problems that led to theaccident. "We believe this is the cleanest flight we have ever done,"NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told reporters after atwo-day flight review, while acknowledging that all spaceflight carries risks. "It's risky; we've done what we can do to minimize...

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2005-03-30 07:10:00

STAR CITY, Russia (AP) -- The next crew members of the International Space Station said Tuesday they were proud of their mission, which involves the U.S. space shuttle's return to flight. The Discovery space shuttle is set to be launched and dock at the station in mid-May in the first mission since shuttle Columbia burned up on re-entry in February 2003, killing seven people. Since then, Russian spacecraft have been the only link to the international space station. Russian cosmonaut Sergei...


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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...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

Andrew “Andy” Thomas
2012-09-17 10:37:13

Andrew “Andy” Sydney Withiel Thomas was born December 18, 1951 in Adelaide, South Australia. He entered into US citizenship in December of 1986 with the goal of participating in NASA’s astronaut program. Andy became an Australian-born American NASA astronaut as an aerospace engineer. He was the first Australian born professional astronaut to enter space. He was preceded in entering into orbit by Paul D. Scully-Power, an oceanographer in 1985. He married a fellow NASA astronaut Shannon...

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2012-05-12 09:16:02

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1994 at 7:10 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on February 11, 1994 at 2:19 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 130 times at an altitude of 191 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 7 hours, 9 minutes, and 22 seconds. This was the second SPACEHAB mission and the first mission undertaken with a Russian crew member. It was the first step in the ongoing US-Russian cooperative...

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2012-03-24 09:48:25

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 6, 1990 at 6:57 AM PDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 10 at 6:57 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 66 times at an inclination of 28.45 degrees at an altitude of 160 nautical miles and travelled 1.7 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 4 seconds. This mission launched the Ulysses probe to study the polar regions of the Sun. Two upper stages of Ulysses, the Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) and a...

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