Latest Space Shuttle Discovery Stories

2009-06-15 13:40:00

International Space Station astronauts are getting a new toy in August – a treadmill. Famously named after comedian Stephen Colbert1, the new running machine will help astronauts stay fit, fighting off the bone loss and muscle decay2 that otherwise comes with space travel.

2009-05-19 10:25:00

Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts said goodbye to the Hubble Space Telescope for the final time on Tuesday, as part of an 11-day mission to see the completion of critical upgrades to the veteran observatory.

2009-04-03 10:55:00

During the Space Foundation’s National Space Symposium, the US Air Force announced it would be working alongside US Strategic Command to develop a better system of tracking objects in space.

2009-03-28 14:30:00

The space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew landed safely at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, concluding a 13-day mission that spanned more than 5 million miles and 202 orbits.

2009-03-28 09:32:50

Discovery’s crew of seven is preparing for a 12:39 pm CDT landing today at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2009-03-25 07:35:00

The crews of space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station took a break yesterday in and around transfer work ahead of today’s farewell and undocking of the shuttle.

2009-03-19 08:10:00

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Thursday prepared for the first of three spacewalks to take place in order to install the final pair of solar wings to the orbiting outpost.

2009-03-18 15:11:51

The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are primed for rendezvous and docking operations that will link their ship to the International Space Station this afternoon and deliver a new crew member.

2009-03-18 13:26:52

The astronauts on space shuttle Discovery are primed for rendezvous and docking operations that will link their ship to the International Space Station this afternoon and deliver a new crew member.

2009-03-17 13:32:02

Astronauts are about to add a pair of 115-foot-long solar wings to the International Space Station and amateur astronomers can see it happen with their own eyes.

Latest Space Shuttle Discovery Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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