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2010-04-03 06:45:00

After NASA's next shuttle launch, space will have the most women it has ever encountered at one time, the Associated Press (AP) reported Friday. One woman is already circling the Earth in a Russian capsule that is heading to the International Space Station (ISS), and after Monday's launch NASA will have three more women orbiting the outpost aboard space shuttle Discovery. NASA is also sending up four men with the space shuttle, so the men will still outnumber the women by more than 2-to-1...

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2008-12-05 11:40:00

NASA has assigned the crews for space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. The STS-130 mission will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics. The STS-131 mission will deliver research and science experiment equipment, a new sleeping area and supplies to the station in a logistics module carried in the shuttle's payload bay. Marine Col. George Zamka will command the shuttle Endeavour during...

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2006-07-04 13:53:14

Discovery's crew of seven - five men and two women - includes three rookies. But their commander, Steve Lindsey, is an old hand at space flight, having flown three previous missions. One of the crew, Thomas Reiter of Germany, is with the European Space Agency, and he will be left behind at the international space station for a six-month stay with the station's other two residents. Other noteworthy personal details about the crew: _Six are parents. Among them they have a total of 16...

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2006-07-04 18:30:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA gave the shuttle Discovery a majestic Fourth of July send-off and said early signs showed the spacecraft to be in good shape, despite once again being struck by the flying foam that has plagued the program. The first-ever Independence Day manned launch came after two weather delays and over objections from those within NASA who argued for more fuel-tank repairs. Shuttle managers said early video images of liftoff showing small pieces of foam breaking away - and...

2006-06-27 12:35:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The seven astronauts scheduled to fly aboard the space shuttle Discovery arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday to prepare for Saturday's planned liftoff. The flight, which is bound for the International Space Station, will be the shuttle's second since the Columbia accident killed seven astronauts more than three years ago. The launch is scheduled for 3:49 p.m. EDT (1949 GMT). "It's really great to finally be here in Florida for...


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Stephanie Wilson
2012-10-29 14:17:00

Stephanie Wilson is an American engineer, a NASA astronaut, and the second African American woman to go into space. She was born Stephanie Diana Wilson on September 27, 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts. An astronomy professor she interviewed during middle school became her first inspiration to pursue a career in space. She graduated from Taconic High School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1984, and then attended Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering...

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