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2009-06-04 16:14:06

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Endeavour. The shuttle's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 7:17 a.m. EDT on Saturday, June 13. On Tuesday, June 9, Endeavour's seven astronauts are scheduled to arrive at Kennedy at approximately 12:15 a.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage as Commander Mark Polansky makes a brief statement to...

2009-05-28 16:18:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Endeavour now is planned to be moved from Launch Pad 39B to 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 31, weather permitting. Endeavour is targeted to lift off June 13 on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The STS-127 crew's launch dress rehearsal, known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, has...

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2009-05-23 07:50:00

Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew will stay in space another day after bad weather prevented them from landing Saturday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA Flight Director Norm Knight and the entry team will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy before permitting the shuttle to land. If the weather is not acceptable for a return to Kennedy, the team will look to land at the secondary landing site, Edwards Air Force Base in California. White Sands Space Harbor is not expected to...

2009-05-21 10:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seven astronauts who upgraded NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expected to return to Earth aboard space shuttle Atlantis on Friday after an 11-day mission. The two landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are at 10 a.m. and 11:39 a.m. EDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA flight directors will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy before permitting Atlantis and its crew...

2009-05-08 15:32:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center have an added stake in this month's space shuttle mission. Not only are they part of the impact assessment and aerothermodynamic heating teams, one group will be watching Atlantis' return to earth, literally. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 crew is scheduled to launch Monday afternoon, May 11, and return May 22. It's rocketing to the...

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2009-03-17 17:07:30

A bat that was clinging to space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank during the countdown to launch the STS-119 mission remained with the spacecraft as it cleared the tower, analysts at NASA's Kennedy Space Center concluded. Based on images and video, a wildlife expert who provides support to the center said the small creature was a free tail bat that likely had a broken left wing and some problem with its right shoulder or wrist. The animal likely perished quickly during Discovery's climb...

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2009-03-08 09:46:08

Media briefings, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery. The STS-119 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 9:20 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 11. On Sunday, March 8, Discovery's seven astronauts are expected to arrive at Kennedy at approximately 3 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage as Commander Lee Archambault briefs reporters. Journalists with Kennedy...

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2009-03-05 10:50:00

NASA is so confident that safety issues over Discovery's fuel valves have been fixed, it has decided to move the shuttle's new launch date up a whole day, Reuters reported. Discovery, which is set to launch on March 11, had been forced to delay its original launch date four times due to the malfunctioning fuel valves. The shuttle will carry a final pair of solar wing panels to the International Space Station, which is nearing completion after more than a decade of work. NASA officials at the...

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2009-03-05 07:37:22

NASA will hold a news conference Friday, March 6, following a review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and an assessment of shuttle flow control valve testing and inspection. The news conference will begin no earlier than 2:30 p.m. EST at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The flight readiness review is expected to set an official launch date for the STS-119 mission. For planning purposes, liftoff now is tentatively targeted for March 11. The Space Shuttle Program moved...

2009-03-04 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a news conference Friday, March 6, following a review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and an assessment of shuttle flow control valve testing and inspection. The news conference will begin no earlier than 2:30 p.m. EST at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The flight readiness review is expected to set an official launch date for the STS-119...


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2012-03-03 12:22:08

The first orbiting space shuttle mission launched from the Kennedy Space Center on April 12, 1981 at 6 AM (CST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 14 at 12:20PM (CST). Total mission time was 2 days, 6 hours, 20 minutes, and 53 seconds. Columbia orbited at 166 nautical miles, at an inclination of 40.3 degrees, and travelled 1.074 million miles. All five previous flights were conducted in 1977 using the prototype space shuttle Enterprise. In these atmospheric flights Enterprise...

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2012-01-17 18:03:01

Robert Crippen is an engineer, a retired United States Navy Captain, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Laurel Crippen on September 11, 1937 in Beaumont, Texas. He was raised in Texas and graduated from New Caney High School, and then went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1960. Crippen was commissioned through the United States Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School Program, and became...

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