Quantcast

Latest Space Shuttle program Stories

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...

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...

Student Biology Investigations Stream Live From International Space Station
2012-09-11 15:22:20

Several young researchers were incredibly excited when the latest Japanese cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station, in late July. Along with the usual food, clothing, and science investigations, the spacecraft delivered the two global YouTube Space Lab winning entries. Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma (from Troy, Mich.) and Amr Mohamed (from Alexandria, Egypt) won this opportunity to do research in the orbiting laboratory's microgravity environment -- while attending high school....

NASA Shares Space Shuttle Artifacts With Museums
2012-09-05 14:43:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As NASA´s post mortem on the space shuttle program continues, many groups and organizations stand to benefit from the bounty of artifacts that the agency is making available to the public. Starting this week, NASA is expanding the program for museums across the country to receive shuttle-related items like specially packaged food and heat shield tiles. Previously, the program had made these items only available to educational...


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...

More Articles (33 articles) »
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.
Related