Latest STS-1 Stories

2010-12-16 07:40:42

NASA will conduct a tanking test at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, Dec 17, to evaluate repairs made to space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank.

2010-12-03 12:31:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers have targeted space shuttle Discovery's launch for no earlier than Feb. 3 at 1:34 a.m. EST.

2010-11-04 12:06:24

Discovery's final voyage into orbit will carry symbols reminiscent of the great voyages of other ships by the same name.

2010-11-03 11:00:00

Workhorse, ambassador, scientist and equal opportunity emissary - space shuttle Discovery has fulfilled all those roles over the course of its 352 days in space, thus far.

2010-10-26 14:26:09

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has set the news conferences, events and operating hours for the news center for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery.

2010-10-18 10:40:00

During the final minutes of a space shuttle launch countdown, you can almost hear the proverbial pin drop across Launch Complex 39 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2010-09-24 16:49:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporters are invited to two historic Space Shuttle Program events at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

2010-09-21 15:25:17

After safely reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery awaits the next major milestone for its upcoming and final mission to the International Space Station, STS-133.

2010-09-15 08:35:00

NASA announced the four astronauts who will make up the crew of STS-335, the rescue mission that would fly only if needed to bring home the members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission, currently the final scheduled shuttle flight.

2010-09-13 11:01:21

NASA's shuttle Discovery is preparing to launch for its final voyage into space after technicians re-attached a main separation nut that fell off the shuttle Friday.

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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Word of the Day
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).