Latest STS-1 Stories

2011-03-08 10:40:56

For the first time, NASA astronauts aboard an orbiting spacecraft were awakened by a live performance from Mission Control, as Todd Park Mohr and three other members of Big Head Todd and the Monsters performed "Blue Sky" live at 2:23 am CST.

2011-03-07 15:51:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to return to Earth for the final time on Wednesday, March 9, completing a 13-day mission to outfit the International Space Station.

2011-02-26 08:06:13

NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for the April space shuttle flight to the International Space Station.

2011-02-22 10:57:00

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center will be back on the job watching over the space shuttle Discovery during its last mission, scheduled Feb. 24 to March 7.

2011-02-19 06:31:21

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 Discovery.

2011-01-13 14:50:00

NASA announced Thursday that astronaut Rick Sturckow will serve as a backup commander for the STS-134 space shuttle mission to facilitate continued training for the crew and support teams during STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly's absence.

2011-01-13 11:28:36

NASA is targeting 4:50 pm EST on Thursday, Feb 24, for the launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station.

2011-01-12 14:45:00

Space shuttle Discovery remains in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as modifications and repairs are made to the external fuel tank's support beams known as "stringers".

2011-01-10 14:44:12

NASA managers will hold a news conference at 1 pm CST Tuesday, Jan 11, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

2010-12-20 18:00:00

Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for additional work related to its final scheduled mission.

Latest STS-1 Reference Libraries

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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