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2012-04-21 06:26:07

NASA's planned flight to New York City of space shuttle Enterprise atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until further notice due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, April 23. To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided Friday to delay the flight because of inclement weather predicted in both New York and Washington, where the flight will originate. Managers...

Image 1 - Shuttle Program Honored As Discovery Makes Final Journey
2012-04-18 04:18:17

[ Watch the Video ] Tuesday marked the final flight of NASA's oldest surviving space shuttle, as a modified Boeing 747 carrying Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at dawn and transported the vehicle to Dulles Airport just outside of Washington D.C., according to CBS News and various other media outlet reports. As onlookers watched the flight, which passed by the Potomac River, Reagan National Airport, and the National Mall before reaching its new home at the...

Shuttle Enterprise To Fly Over New York City April 23
2012-04-17 04:05:15

NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New York City metropolitan area on Monday, April 23. The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT. The exact route and timing of the flight depend on weather and operational constraints, including the on-time delivery of space shuttle Discovery to the...

Discovery To Take Final Flight Aboard Boeing 747
2012-04-16 10:43:06

NASA´s space shuttle Discovery is set to make one more historic launch; although not the type of launch you may be thinking of. The retired space shuttle will be placed atop a modified Boeing 747 and airlifted from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Smithsonian in Virginia, where it will be prominently displayed. That pairing was postponed on Saturday April 14 due to gusty winds, which prevented workers at the Kennedy Space Center from safely hoisting the shuttle atop the...

2012-03-11 06:52:36

NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will invite 30 of their social media followers to the first "NASA Social" on April 19 to welcome space shuttle Discovery to the national collection. Registration opens at noon EDT Thursday, March 15, and closes at noon Friday, March 16. Thirty participants will be selected randomly from online registrations. For more information on NASA Social and to register, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/social A NASA Social is an event for people...

Discovery Powered Down One Last Time
2011-12-19 12:57:33

NASA powered down its space shuttle Discovery for the final time last Friday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The vehicle was "unplugged" inside Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1) in Florida.  The shutdown came soon after technicians closed the shuttle's twin 60-foot long payload bay doors. Discovery is going to be set on display next spring at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. The shuttle's three...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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