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After a busy day of spacewalking on Wednesday, the space shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews have a light day ahead of them, with off-duty time, interviews and preparations for Friday.
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By Irene Klotz and Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The crew of space shuttle Discovery fired the spaceship's braking rockets to leave orbit on Tuesday and headed to California for the first shuttle landing attempt since the 2003 Columbia disaster.
On his last day in orbit, Mission Specialist Steve Robinson sent a podcast from space before the seven-member Discovery crew returns to Earth Monday. The podcast was recorded as the Shuttle flew over the southeast tip of Indonesia.
When the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-114) returns to flight next month, it will have a special escort, but the pair of NASA WB-57 chase jets won't just be along for the ride.
NASA's Space Shuttle Discovery is one important step closer to launch. Discovery was rolled from its hangar early this morning to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Discovery will be attached to its propulsion elements, a redesigned External Tank (ET) and twin Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs), at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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...
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...
- A political dynamiter.
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