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2010-08-20 15:28:03

If you like music, the space program and are a little nostalgic, NASA has the perfect opportunity for you.

2010-07-08 14:50:28

NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company paid tribute to the workforce who built the external tanks for the space shuttle fleet on Thursday at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

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2010-07-07 08:40:24

The last external tank scheduled to fly on a space shuttle mission will roll out at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans July 8.

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2010-07-01 12:35:00

NASA announced today new target launch dates for the final two space shuttle flights.

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2010-05-27 06:25:00

Veteran astronauts Dominic Gorie and John "Danny" Olivas are leaving NASA.

2010-05-25 10:56:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Wednesday, May 26, after a 12-day mission.

2010-05-14 14:21:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As Space Shuttle Atlantis was successfully launched today on its final planned mission to the International Space Station, United Space Alliance officials noted that the vehicle and the team that prepares and executes the missions are performing better than ever. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "It is a testament to the Shuttle team's professionalism and dedication," said Howard DeCastro, Space Shuttle Program...

2010-04-29 07:30:48

At the next space shuttle launch, NASA will host 150 people from around the world and provide them with a behind-the-scenes perspective to share with their followers via the social networking service Twitter.

2010-04-28 08:57:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Antonelli, who was raised in Fayetteville, N.C., will make his second journey into orbit on space shuttle Atlantis' next mission to the International Space Station.

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2010-04-18 15:05:00

As the STS-131 crew finished up their two-week mission and prepared for the return trip home, the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery were told by NASA on Sunday to expect rain delays.


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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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Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.