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2010-04-17 10:52:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission.

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2010-04-17 11:05:00

Space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 8:52 a.m. EDT. Shuttle Pilot James P. Dutton, Jr. will grab the stick and perform a fly around of the station, enabling his crewmates to conduct a photo survey of the complex.

2010-04-11 07:50:52

Media are invited to cover space shuttle Atlantis' move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A and the STS-132 crew's launch dress rehearsal at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

2010-03-05 15:11:00

Next Mission Includes Teacher Turned Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger HOUSTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will highlight the educational activities planned on the next space shuttle mission during a news briefing at 12 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 9.

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2010-02-24 06:55:00

Journalists are invited to cover the STS-131 space shuttle crew's practice countdown and related training March 2-5 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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2010-02-20 06:45:00

Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Sunday, Feb 21 after a 14-day mission.

2010-02-17 07:10:09

NASA is targeting Monday, April 5, for the launch of the next space shuttle from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2010-02-06 08:22:20

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will meet with reporters covering the launch of space shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2010-01-28 13:38:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan.

2010-01-28 14:56:37

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Endeavour.


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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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