Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 6:45 EDT

Latest Space Shuttle program Stories

2013-12-19 23:25:53

L&H Industrial is building over 1300 parts, providing eight months of onsite field services at the Kennedy Space Center. Gillette, WY (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 L&H Industrial, headquartered in Gillette, WY, is currently working on a large manufacturing and equipment repair project from QinetiQ North America (QNA) on behalf of the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA). This project includes the machining and onsite assembly of components for Crawler Transporter #2, which...

2013-12-13 16:21:14

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to begin negotiations on a lease to use and operate historic Launch Complex (LC) 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Permitting use and operation of this valuable national asset by a private-sector, commercial space partner will ensure its continued viability...

2013-11-19 16:20:44

Crew Request for Proposals Finalizes Development and Certification Process WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA took another step Tuesday to restore an American capability to launch astronauts from U.S. soil to the International Space Station by the end of 2017, subject to the availability of adequate funding. The agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) requested proposals from U.S. companies to complete development of crew transportation systems that meet NASA...

2013-11-19 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Cabana, director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and veteran space shuttle astronaut, will be available for interviews from 6-8 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 20. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This month marks the 15th anniversary of the first module of the International Space Station's launch into orbit on Nov. 20, 1998. Cabana served as commander of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-88...

2013-11-13 12:20:53

Private Space Station Resupply Underway, Plans Readied for Astronauts WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday hailed the success of the agency's public-private partnership with American companies to resupply the International Space Station and announced the next phase of contracting with U.S. companies to transport astronauts is set to begin next week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A little...

2013-10-31 23:24:43

Elite Group Includes President George H.W. Bush, Norman Augustine, Sarah Brightman and Senator John and Annie Glenn (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Challenger Center, the Washington D.C.-based nonprofit science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education organization, is pleased to announce the formation of its Advisory Council. These visionary leaders and STEM education advocates believe in the Challenger Center mission, lending their diverse talents and support to help expand the...

2013-10-03 23:29:34

NASA Associate Administrator for Education and former two-time shuttle Astronaut Leland Melvin sat down with EICtv Junior Reporters for the internet television launch event. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 The Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) and TVWorldwide teamed with NASA Associate Administrator for Education and former Astronaut Leland Melvin for a unique launch of the Science, Engineering and Technology Channel on EICtv (EICnetwork.tv). During the one-hour event,...

2013-09-27 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, NASA astronauts are practicing a launch into space aboard the agency's Orion spacecraft, and provided feedback on the new capsule's cockpit design. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) In the ascent simulations, which took place over the course of two weeks at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston this month, astronauts rehearsed their roles during an eight-minute climb into...

2013-08-20 12:20:53

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is seeking concepts for the potential use or divestment of three historic launch platforms that are not needed for the agency's current or planned future missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) A Request for Information (RFI) released Friday will gauge the interest of commercial or government entities for using the three nearly identical mobile launcher...

2013-07-22 08:21:18

HOUSTON, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wyomingites 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The exhibit will be in Rock Springs, Wyo., at Wyoming's Big Show from 4 to 10 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, July 30, and from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, to...


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) »