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2009-03-11 16:59:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers will hold a news conference no earlier than 6:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the status of space shuttle Discovery's launch to the International Space Station.

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2009-03-10 11:35:00

NASA officials said the space shuttle Discovery had been cleared for launch on Wednesday, as crewmembers prepare to deliver the $300 million set of solar wing panels for the International Space Station, Reuter’s reported.

2009-03-09 11:09:54

The U.S. space agency says the countdown has started for the planned launch of space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday. The official countdown for the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station started at 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, with the launch scheduled for 9:20 p.m.

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2009-02-04 09:50:00

NASA announced on Tuesday that it would be pushing back its launch of the shuttle Discovery due to concerns about a flow control valve in the shuttle’s main engines.

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2008-11-15 08:45:00

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was carried into space last night with the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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2008-06-15 15:00:00

The space shuttle Discovery touched down safely Saturday, ending a 14-day International Space Station construction job and clearing the way for a major mission to repair and augment the Hubble Space Telescope.

2008-06-13 21:00:04

Phew! For a few tense hours Friday it looked to Houston as if shuttle Discovery might have a problem. During routine pre-landing checks, crew members saw something fly off the shuttle and into space. Then they noticed what looked like a bump in the ship's tail rudder.

2008-06-11 09:40:00

The shuttle Discovery’s nine-day mission to deliver a Japanese-made orbital research laboratory came to an end Tuesday as astronauts said goodbye to the International Space Station crew.

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2008-05-01 14:40:00

NASA’s Hubble Repair Mission launch date is being pushed back due to unexpected problems getting a new external fuel tank ready for the Atlantis orbiter’s launch.

2006-07-07 15:35:00

The Discovery crew used a boom-mounted digital camera to reinspect six suspect areas on the shuttle's heat shield on Friday, but were confident the problems that led to the 2003 Columbia disaster have been resolved.


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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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