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Spacelab Remembered 30 Years Later
2013-11-29 05:26:01

The first European Space Agency astronaut traveled into space alongside the first Spacelab reusable laboratory 30 years ago Thursday, marking the organization’s inaugural entry into manned spaceflight.

Thousands Meet Space Experts And Astronauts At ESA’s Technical Center
2013-10-08 13:04:02

The entrance line snaked back down the road long before the official start of the Open Day at ESA’s technical center on Sunday, marked with an all-star astronaut introduction and big-screen Ariane 5 rocket launch.

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.

NASA Announces YouTube Space Lab Contest Winners
2012-03-23 04:04:11

NASA astronaut Suni Williams announced the winners of the YouTube Space Lab contest on Thursday.

European Finalists Selected In Space Lab Student Competition
2012-01-19 04:14:54

Sixty space experiment proposals have been selected as finalists in the YouTube Space Lab student science competition, co-sponsored by ESA. Judges must now select the two top entries to be flown on the International Space Station.

Air Force Spaceplane Could Be 'Spying On China'
2012-01-05 12:38:47

According to a report by Spaceflight, the classified X-37B U.S. Air Force spaceplane is most likely spending its time in orbit spying on China.

NASA To Perform Student Experiments On International Space Station
2011-10-08 05:17:16

NASA announced it will provide support to Space Adventures, Ltd. of Vienna, Va., to conduct a global competition for students to design experiments that will be performed in space and broadcast around the world.


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2012-05-12 09:19:49

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 1994 at 12:43 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 23 at 6:38 AM EDT. The dhuttle orbited 235 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 6.1 million miles. The mission lasted 14 days, 17 hours, and 55 minutes. This was the longest mission to date, travelled the furthest, and orbited the most times. Payload Specialist Chiaki-Mukai became the first Japanese woman to fly in space; she also...

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2012-03-24 09:58:51

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 5, 1991 at 9:24 AM EDT and landed at Edwards AFB on June 14 at 8:39 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 146 times at an altitude of 157 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 3.8 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 20 seconds. This was the fifth Spacelab mission and was dedicated to life science experiments, including humans, 30 rodents and thousands of tiny jellyfish. Primarily the SLS-1...

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2012-03-10 09:07:55

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 30, 1985 at 12:00 PM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on November 6 at 9:44 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 207 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, and 51 seconds. The dedicated German Spacelab (D-1) mission was conducted in a long module configuration, which featured a Vestibular Sled designed to give scientists data on the functional...

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2012-03-10 09:01:47

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 29, 1985 at 5:00 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on August 6 at 12:45 PM PDT. The shuttle orbited 127 times at an altitude of 173 nautical miles at an inclination of 49.5 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The Spacelab-2 payload consisted of an igloo and three pallets in the payload bay, containing scientific instruments dedicated to life sciences, plasma physics, astronomy, high-energy astrophysics, solar physics,...

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2012-03-10 08:56:24

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 29, 1985 at 12:02 PM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on May 6 at 9:11 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 111 times at an altitude of 222 nautical miles and at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 0 hours, 8 minutes, and 46 seconds. The flight was first manifested as 51-E but it was rolled back from pad due to a timing problem with the TDRS-B payload. Mission 51-E was cancelled and...

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