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2014-07-18 16:20:50

HOUSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former NASA astronaut Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield Jr., who served as commander of space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission and flew on three shuttle flights, died on July 17 after an illness. He was 80 years old. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO After his final shuttle flight, Hartsfield served in a number of NASA administrative posts, including deputy chief of the astronaut office, deputy director for flight...

2011-03-09 11:05:00

Space shuttle Discovery completed its final voyage on Wednesday as it touched down in Florida at the Kennedy Space Center at 10:57:17 am CST. The space shuttle completed its 13-day mission, adding to its total lifetime of 365 days in space. The shuttle has clocked 148 million miles and has flown 39 missions in over 27 years. Commander Steven Lindsey wondered aloud whether Kennedy Space Center was the only landing site being considered.  Mission Control said that it was, and the backup...

2011-03-08 11:40:00

Space shuttle Discovery's crew received the first-ever live wake-up call in the history of the shuttle program Tuesday as it heads home to Earth after completing its final mission. The shuttle is scheduled to land on Earth Wednesday for the last time, ending its 27-year flying career. NASA will spend months decommissioning Discovery, then send it to the Smithsonian Institution to live out its days. The crew awoke to a live music performance on Tuesday morning for the first time in NASA's...

2006-07-17 08:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of six returned to Earth through thick clouds Monday, ending an impressive mission that put NASA's space program back on a solid, safer course. Discovery landed at Kennedy Space Center at 9:14 a.m. in only the second shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster. "Welcome back, Discovery, and congratulations on a great mission," Mission Control told shuttle commander Steven Lindsey after Discovery rolled to a stop. "It was a great...

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...

2006-02-17 12:35:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The crew chosen to fly the space shuttle on NASA's second mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster said on Friday they are confident that changes to the fuel tank will result in a safe, but not debris-free, liftoff. The modifications were ordered after shuttle Discovery's fuel tank shed large pieces of its insulating foam during launch in July 2005 on the first mission since the accident, which also was caused by falling foam debris. "The (shuttle)...

2005-03-20 10:35:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- What if the next space shuttle winds up in trouble, too? What if, like Columbia, it's damaged at liftoff and the astronauts are up in space with a maimed rocketship? Could they be saved? When Discovery is launched in a few months, a four-man rescue squad will be standing by. It's a plan for the unthinkable. "It's a place where we don't want to go. We're training for a mission we never want to fly," says the team's commander, Air Force Col. Steven Lindsey. A...

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Ron Garan
2012-10-02 10:22:57

Ron Garan is a NASA astronaut and a former USAF Second Lieutenant. He was born Ronald John Garan, Jr., of Russian decent, on October 30, 1961 in Yonkers, New York. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979 and then graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics in 1982. Two years later, Garan was commissioned by the United States Air Force. He then went to Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB in Oklahoma...

Kevin Ford
2012-09-19 14:16:06

Kevin Ford is a former United States Air Force Colonel and a NASA astronaut. He was born Kevin Anthony Ford on July 7, 1960 in Portland, Indiana. He graduated from Blackford High School in Hartford City, Indiana in 1978, and went on to continue his education at the University of Notre Dame, where he was distinguished graduate of Detachment 225, Reserve Officer Training Corps, and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1982. Immediately after his graduation, Ford was...

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