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2011-05-06 16:48:00

News Conference Scheduled for May 9 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers have retargeted space shuttle Endeavour's launch to no earlier than Monday, May 16.

2011-04-21 10:20:00

A White House official said Wednesday that President Barack Obama, along with his family, would be at the planned April 29 liftoff of the space shuttle Endeavour.

2011-04-19 15:35:00

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.

2011-04-13 06:45:00

It was 30 years ago this week that NASA ushered in a new era of spaceflight with the inaugural launch of space shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981, setting the pace for three decades of monumental leaps in environmental and space science achievements.

2011-04-12 12:50:00

On April 12, 1981, 20 years after Yuri Gagarin became the first human to reach space, NASA embarked on a new journey that would pave the way for space travel for three decades.

2011-04-11 10:22:00

HOUSTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA astronauts who journeyed in orbit aboard the final space shuttle Discovery mission will give a firsthand account of their flight at 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 14, at Space Center Houston.

2011-04-05 09:05:00

Comic strip artist Brian Basset has created a drawing depicting his characters, Red and Rover, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time.

2011-03-31 08:21:01

Rumbling, cramped, heavy and lacking a big field of view, the M113 wouldn't seem to be a good candidate for an ambulance.

2011-03-11 14:45:00

After safely reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 11, space shuttle Endeavour now awaits the next major milestone for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station.

2011-03-09 10:08:15

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will greet space shuttle Discovery's astronauts on Wednesday after the crew's planned landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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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...

Robert Crippen
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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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.