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2012-05-17 10:21:24

Donation Names Future Home of Space Shuttle Endeavour LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Science Center President Jeffrey N. Rudolph announced today, at a special event, that in recognition of a transformational gift from The Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Oschin Family Foundation, the naming of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, future home of Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center. Present at the event were Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...

2012-05-17 10:21:19

HOUSTON, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and former student athlete Sandra Magnus will be the featured speaker during the closing ceremonies at the 2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Championships Festival on May 19 in Louisville, Ky. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The festival provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of more than 1,000 student athletes. The closing ceremonies will take...

2012-05-15 06:22:10

HAMPTON, Va., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team from NASA's Langley Research Center will have its eyes, cameras and telescopes trained on the skies for the launch of the first commercial spaceflight carrying cargo to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The SCIFLI (Scientifically Calibrated In Flight Imagery) team, based at NASA Langley, is preparing to capture visual and thermal snapshots of the SpaceX launch...

2012-05-11 10:20:30

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second SpaceX demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) has been rescheduled for a liftoff on Saturday, May 19. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule will occur from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity at 4:55 a.m. EDT. (Logo:...

EarthKAM Lets School Children Interact With The International Space Station
2012-05-11 10:00:49

EarthKAM, a camera onboard the International Space Station (ISS), used for remote Earth sensing and observations, also has another more popular use, giving school children the opportunity to interact with the high-flying (or orbiting) space lab. The Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM) system has allowed thousands of students across the country to use the Internet to control a digital camera mounted on the space station, enabling them to photograph the Earth like...

ATK Reveals New Space Launcher, Looks For NASA Support
2012-05-10 08:49:00

The retirement of the Space Shuttle program has left NASA with few options for launching Americans into space, except through the Russian space agency which charges more than $60 million per person for rides to the International Space Station (ISS). But NASA is hoping to end its reliance on Russia and get future rides to and from the ISS on a US-developed spacecraft, and hoping that ride could come as early as 2017. “We´re making steady progress and we´re hitting our...

2012-05-09 18:20:11

SEATTLE, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, five finalists traveled to Seattle for the last leg of the Space Needle's Space Race 2012 program. After three days of physical and mental challenges, Gregory Schneider, 28, was crowned the winner of the grand prize - a trip into space. Famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin announced Schneider's win at a Space Needle ceremony this morning. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120509/SF04771) Gregory Schneider, from Tuscon, Arizona, is a...

NASA Announces Retirement of TDRS-4 Communications Satellite
2012-05-09 03:47:17

After more than two decades of service, NASA on Wednesday announced that their Tracking and Data Relay Satellite 4 (TDRS-4) had completed its mission and was being retired from active service. According to a statement released from the US space agency, the communications satellite had completed nearly 23 years of operational support -- far more than the 10 year operational life span it had been designed for -- and that it had successfully completed end-of-mission deorbiting and...

2012-05-08 06:21:51

TROY, Mich., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair ProductDesign has been honored by the NASA Engineering and Safety Center for its contribution to the water drop-testing of the Orion Crew Module. The company, which serves as Altair's multi-disciplinary product development consultancy, successfully developed modeling methods and performed dynamic water impact simulations to help improve the safety systems and structure of the module. The Orion Crew Module houses NASA astronauts during space...

2012-05-04 10:20:27

HOUSTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Californians will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA. The exhibit will be at the American Le Mans Series - Monterey in Salinas, Calif., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, May 11, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...


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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