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2012-06-21 05:27:37

Eighty-four female high school students from 29 states will plan a simulated mission to Mars and experience life as an engineer or scientist when NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston hosts two events focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in June and July. The Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars project, or WISH, is sponsoring two six-day summer camps for rising high school seniors. The young women will work in teams with female NASA mentors to...

Top Secret USAF Space Plane Completes 15-Month Mission
2012-06-17 05:35:11

After spending one year and three months orbiting the Earth, an unmanned Air Force space plane completed its top secret mission early Saturday morning, successfully touching down at the Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Associated Press (AP) and other media outlets have reported. According to W.J. Hennigan of the Los Angeles Times, the autonomous X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in March 2011, touched down at 5:48am PDT. The...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives At Intrepid Museum In NY
2012-06-07 08:21:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com The second of four NASA space shuttles arrived at its new home Wednesday aboard the flight deck of a World War II aircraft carrier on New York´s Hudson River where it will spend its retirement with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The space shuttle Enterprise, which rode on a barge from Jersey City, NJ to Intrepid, was chauffeured by a convoy of vessels including a police boat, and a yellow taxi boat as it sailed up the river passing...

2012-06-05 23:01:42

Watch in live streaming video as the shuttle arrives at The Intrepid Museum. New York (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 EarthCam is your online ticket for exclusive LIVE coverage of the Space Shuttle Enterprise homecoming as she arrives at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Wednesday, June 6th. Operating with the latest in webcam technology, EarthCam's cameras deliver crisp, media-ready images available for instant sharing. Our unique software ensures the cameras are up and running so you don't...

Space Shuttle Enterprise On Its Last Journey
2012-06-04 12:32:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Space shuttle Enterprise is making its way in its final resting place aboard a decommissioned aircraft carrier in New York City. The shuttle left Kennedy Airport Sunday morning and was towed past thousands of spectators to Jersey City. A spokeswoman for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum said the shuttle's wingtip sustained light cosmetic damage during the trip, but no other damage was reported. Enterprise will be taken to the Intrepid on...


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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