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2011-07-09 10:42:18

With the successful launch of the final space shuttle mission, Atlantis' STS-135 mission to the International Space Station, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has issued a video statement about the program and the agency's future.Bolden salutes the Space Shuttle Program and its many accomplishments while also highlighting the human spaceflight missions yet to come on the space station and beyond. NASA is facilitating commercial access for cargo and crew to low Earth orbit and developing...

2011-07-08 12:52:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle program is underway, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company (LMSSC) has played a significant role from the very beginning. In addition to important shuttle systems that were a part of every flight, the company has had payloads on at least 30 missions that included spacecraft, satellites, instruments, telescopes, experiments, and various components. "NASA's space shuttle has transformed...

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2011-06-24 09:36:14

By Anna Heiney, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center When space shuttle astronauts are living and working in Earth orbit, their mission -- and, ultimately, their lives -- depend on all the shuttle orbiter's systems and controls working exactly as expected. From the time a shuttle lands after a mission until it launches on its next spaceflight, a small group of specially certified United Space Alliance aerospace technicians called spacecraft operators act as the eyes, ears and hands of the test...

2011-06-08 08:25:00

HOUSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has scheduled briefings, interview opportunities and demonstrations to highlight the final space shuttle mission, targeted to launch on July 8. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On June 30, NASA will hold news media briefings to preview the STS-135 mission and a news conference with the shuttle crew: Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandra...

2011-06-01 10:25:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After safely reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis awaits the next major milestone for its upcoming STS-135 mission to the International Space Station, the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program. The mission with four veteran astronauts is targeted to launch July 8. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Atlantis arrived at the pad early Wednesday...

2011-05-30 07:39:27

The four astronauts for the final space shuttle mission, STS-135, will answer reporters' questions at 8:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 31, as shuttle Atlantis is moved to its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The question-and-answer session will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim will take questions outside Kennedy's news center while Atlantis moves in...

2011-05-26 09:00:00

NASA has broadcast-quality audio and video clips from the ongoing STS-134 space shuttle and other missions available online through the Internet Archive website. The agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston is digitizing, cataloging and archiving audio files for news media use. These files include an entire calendar day's conversation between the Mission Control Center and the crews aboard the shuttle and International Space Station, clips of wake up calls and news briefings. The STS-134...

2011-05-11 09:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Endeavour. Liftoff is planned for 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16, to begin the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) A NASA blog will provide countdown updates beginning at 3:30 a.m. May 16....

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2011-05-10 06:45:00

NASA managers have set the liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour for 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16. Launch attempts are available through May 26, except for May 21. The STS-134 mission to the International Space Station is the penultimate shuttle flight and the final one for Endeavour. Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager Mike Moses and Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach announced the date at a news briefing Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. They also discussed...

2011-05-09 15:04:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers have set the liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour for 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16. Launch attempts are available through May 26, except for May 21. The STS-134 mission to the International Space Station is the penultimate shuttle flight and the final one for Endeavour. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Space Shuttle Program Launch Integration Manager Mike Moses and Shuttle Launch...


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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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