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2008-02-19 12:55:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronauts aboard NASA's shuttle Atlantis are hoping for clear skies over Florida tomorrow as they near the end of a successful construction flight to the International Space Station (ISS). Shuttle commander Stephen Frick and his six crewmates are scheduled to land Wednesday at 9:07 a.m. EST (1407 GMT) here at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), though the space agency has also called up a backup runway at California's Edwards Air Force Base. "We're certainly very...

2008-02-19 12:55:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronauts aboard NASA's shuttle Atlantis are converting their spacecraft back into a 100-ton glider today as they gear up for a planned Wednesday landing. Shuttle commander Stephen Frick and pilot Alan Poindexter will fire Atlantis' thrusters and test vital systems to ensure their spacecraft is ready to once again fly through the Earth's atmosphere. "We're looking forward to getting home, and we're headed home now," Frick said after Atlantis undocked from the space...

2008-02-07 15:05:00

Cheers and shouts could be heard throughout the space center as Atlantis, carrying the STS-122 crew and Columbus Laboratory, roared off the launch pad into the mid-afternoon sky to begin the 24th mission to the International Space Station. The ship lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 1:45 p.m. CST, roaring away ahead of stormy weather whose approach threatened to delay the 11-day mission earlier in the day. There were no problems with the erratic fuel gauges that thwarted two...

2008-02-04 12:30:00

The Atlantis astronauts arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center this morning, prepared to lift off this week on a delayed mission to the international space station with Europe's Columbus science module. The 11-day mission is scheduled for launch at 1:45 p.m. CST Thursday. Thursday's weather outlook includes a 60 percent chance of stormy weather linked to the passage of a cold front. Conditions are expected to improve significantly on Friday and Saturday, if the rain and lightning associated...

2007-12-05 15:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- To the pleasure of NASA's international space station partners, prospects were good for an on-time liftoff of shuttle Atlantis and Europe's long-awaited Columbus lab on Thursday. Columbus will be the second scientific laboratory added to the space station. NASA's Destiny lab made its debut in 2001, and Japan's huge lab Kibo, which means hope, will go up in three sections beginning on the very next shuttle mission in February. The shuttle's commander, Stephen Frick, and...

2007-12-04 09:00:09

The U.S. space agency started the countdown Monday for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis on an 11-day mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis is to lift off Thursday from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4:31 p.m. EST during a 10-minute launch window. NASA weather officer Kathy Winters said the forecast called for an 80 percent chance of acceptable launch conditions. The seven STS-122 astronauts arrived at Kennedy...

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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...

Daniel M. Tani
2012-09-17 10:41:06

On February 1st, 1961, Daniel Tani was born to Rose and Henry N. Tani of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. He and his family later moved to Lombard, Illinois where he graduated high school from Glenbard East High School. In 1979, Tani started his studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1984 he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his master’s, specializing in human factors and group decision making, in 1988. During his time at MIT, Tani was a Brother of...

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