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2011-03-08 14:10:24

The Payload Operations Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., is celebrating a decade of round-the-clock support to the International Space Station. On March 8, 2001, the Payload Operations Center went online as the science command post for the space station. It links Earth-bound researchers with their experiments -- or payloads -- in orbit. The job of coordinating space station research is critical because the team is managing all U.S. science assets and...

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2007-11-23 18:56:49

The research capacity of the International Space Station is set to double during a December NASA mission that is a milestone for European spaceflight. The European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory packed inside space shuttle Atlantis' payload bay is the culmination of years of design and engineering work aimed at creating Europe's primary component for the space station. At 23 feet long and 15 feet in diameter, the cylindrical segment is designed to host specialized experiments examining...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.