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Image 1 - Sierra Nevada Delivers Flight Test Vehicle Structure
2012-02-07 04:38:42

One of NASA's industry partners, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC), recently delivered the primary structure of its first Dream Chaser flight test vehicle to the company's facility in Louisville, Colo., where it will be assembled and integrated with secondary systems. This is one of 12 milestones to be completed under SNC's funded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). "It's rewarding to see our partner's ideas and concepts come to fruition," said CCP Program Manager...

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2011-07-15 08:05:21

NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry. His last day with NASA will be Friday, July 15. Lindsey, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is a veteran of five space shuttle missions. He also served as chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 to October 2009. "Steve's a consummate leader and has been a great role model within the corps," said Peggy Whitson, chief of the Astronaut Office. "His calm demeanor...

2011-07-14 14:03:00

HOUSTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry. His last day with NASA will be Friday, July 15. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Lindsey, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is a veteran of five space shuttle missions. He also served as chief of the NASA Astronaut Office from September 2006 to October 2009. "Steve's a consummate leader and...

2011-07-07 13:56:00

LOUISVILLE, Colo., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems has announced the augmentation of its Dream Chaser Orbital Space Transportation Vehicle team through the addition of several former NASA veteran human spaceflight experts. Mark Sirangelo, head of Sierra Nevada Space Systems said, "SNC is seeking to develop a strong partnership with NASA. Our Dream Chaser vehicle was born at NASA before we took on its development. By adding these highly...

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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...

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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...

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2009-09-19 07:45:00

NASA has assigned the crew for the last scheduled space shuttle mission, targeted to launch in September 2010. The flight to the International Space Station will carry a pressurized logistics module to the station. Veteran shuttle commander and retired Air Force Col. Steven W. Lindsey will command the eight-day mission, designated STS-133. Air Force Col. Eric A. Boe will serve as the pilot; it will be his second flight as a shuttle pilot. Mission Specialists are shuttle mission veteran Air...

2009-09-09 14:08:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper has left NASA to return to the Navy. Stefanyshyn-Piper is a veteran of two space shuttle flights and five spacewalks. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "Heide has been an outstanding astronaut, contributing significantly to the space shuttle and space station programs," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space...

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2009-09-09 14:25:00

NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper has left NASA to return to the Navy. Stefanyshyn-Piper is a veteran of two space shuttle flights and five spacewalks. "Heide has been an outstanding astronaut, contributing significantly to the space shuttle and space station programs," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "In particular, her superb leadership as lead spacewalker during the STS-126 mission resulted in...

2009-07-24 14:43:00

HOUSTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Pam Melroy is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector. Melroy, a retired Air Force colonel, is a veteran of three space shuttle flights and the second woman to command one. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Pam has performed superbly as an astronaut," said Steve Lindsey, chief of the Astronaut Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. "She has flown three highly successful...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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