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2012-09-26 07:51:45

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced three changes to his senior leadership team Tuesday. Robert Lightfoot, acting associate administrator at NASA Headquarters in Washington, will assume that role on a permanent basis. Patrick Scheuermann, director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., will become director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Scheuermann, will replace Robin Henderson, who has filled the position on a temporary basis...

2012-09-25 06:20:47

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced three changes to his senior leadership team Tuesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Robert Lightfoot, acting associate administrator at NASA Headquarters in Washington, will assume that role on a permanent basis. Patrick Scheuermann, director of NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., will become director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight...

NASA Lunar Orbit Space Station Proposal
2012-09-25 10:39:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an Orlando Sentinel exclusive report, NASA has announced their bid in the race to become the next major mission into space: the construction of an outpost that would send astronauts further into space than any other space mission in history. The new "gateway spacecraft" would be in orbit on the far side of the moon to support a small astronaut crew. It would serve as a staging area for future missions to the moon and Mars. The...

NASA Implementing New And Old Technologies For Crew Access Arm
2012-09-24 07:54:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA engineers in Florida are coalescing traditional and new technologies to design a crew access arm on a mobile launcher at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) that will be used for the space agency´s Orion spacecraft, reports Linda Herridge, correspondent for NASA´s KSC. Engineers with the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program at KSC are working diligently to design and develop the 60-foot hydraulic arm that will...

2012-09-21 09:49:28

NASA invites Californians to participate in space shuttle Endeavour's historic flyover of the state Friday, Sept. 21. The orbiter, atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is scheduled to fly over northern California and a large area of the Los Angeles basin beginning at about 8:15 a.m. PDT, one hour later than originally planned. NASA, the California Science Center, and the Federal Aviation Administration delayed the start of the flight to increase the probability that fog over the...

2012-09-20 14:21:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA invites Californians to participate in space shuttle Endeavour's historic flyover of the state Friday, Sept. 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The orbiter, atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), is scheduled to fly over northern California and a large area of the Los Angeles basin beginning at about 8:15 a.m. PDT, one hour later than originally planned. NASA, the California Science Center, and...

2012-09-19 14:20:22

HOUSTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The space shuttle Endeavour atop its 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is scheduled to depart Houston's Ellington Field at about 7 a.m. CDT on Thursday for California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Departure is planned to the south with low flybys of Clear Lake and NASA's Johnson Space Center expected before the aircraft and shuttle turn northwest for a final pass over Houston heading west....

2012-09-17 14:20:24

Los Angeles International Airport Arrival Targeted for Sept. 21 WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) is rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19 due to an unfavorable weather forecast along the flight path on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Endeavour now is expected to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday, Sept. 21. (Logo:...

Endeavour Shuttle Ferry Postponed Due To Inclement Weather Forecast
2012-09-18 07:09:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATED September 18, 2012 NASA´s retired Space Shuttle Endeavour will take a final tour across the US from Florida to the California Science Center in Los Angeles piggybacking a modified Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA). The flight, which was scheduled to begin Monday (September 17), has been postponed until Wednesday (September 19) due to inclement weather. To ensure a safe flight for the shuttle and its...

2012-09-16 10:20:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's planned ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 18 due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) To ensure a safe flight for Endeavour and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the California Science Center, decided Sunday to delay the flight because of inclement...


Latest Space Shuttle program Reference Libraries

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...

Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

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...

Henry Hartsfield
2012-10-18 13:36:10

Henry Hartsfield is a retired United States Air Force officer and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Henry Warren "Hank" Hartsfield, Jr. on November 21, 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama where he was raised. He graduated from West End High School and went on to attend Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1954 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Program. He joined the Air Force a year after his graduation and was assigned to the...

Linda Godwin
2012-10-18 12:06:46

Linda Godwin is a private pilot, an American scientist, and a NASA astronaut. She was born Linda Maxine Godwin on July 2, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was raised in Jackson, however, and graduated from Jackson High School in 1970. She then went to attend Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and physics in 1974. She then immediately went to graduate school at the University of Missouri, where she earned a Master of Science...

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