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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. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Discovery to land. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Monday landing opportunities at Kennedy are at 8:51 a.m. and 10:26 a.m. EDT. If Discovery is unable to land Monday,...

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2010-04-17 11:05:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- 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. Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before...

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. Rollout currently is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 20, but could move to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 19. The Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, or TCDT, and related training are scheduled from April 20-23. All times listed below are for an April 20 rollout. Media with permanent Kennedy...

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. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA locations. (Logo:...

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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. Reporters also may cover space shuttle Discovery's move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A on March 2. Atop of a giant crawler-transporter, Discovery's first motion on its rollout to the pad is scheduled for Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. EST. The 3.4-mile journey is expected to take approximately six hours. Activities include...

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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. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Endeavour to land. Sunday landing opportunities at Kennedy are at 10:16 p.m. and 11:51 p.m. EST. There are additional opportunities at 1:20 a.m. and 2:55 a.m. EST Monday at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., a backup landing site. For recorded updates about landing,...

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. Shuttle Discovery's seven crew members had planned to lift off on March 18 to begin the STS-131 mission to the International Space Station. However, cold weather in Florida has delayed Discovery's move to the Vehicle Assembly Building to complete the shuttle's processing, which has delayed the rollout to the launch pad. The Space Shuttle Program has specific rules...

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. The news briefing will be held at Kennedy's press site at 10 a.m. EST, Saturday, Feb. 6. Bolden will be available to talk with journalists about the shuttle's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station and other NASA programs. Endeavour is scheduled to lift off at 4:39 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 7. The news briefing will air live on NASA...

2010-01-28 13:38:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The shuttle's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 4:39 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 7. STS-130 is the final scheduled shuttle night launch. Detailed countdown...

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. The shuttle's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 4:39 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 7. STS-130 is the final scheduled shuttle night launch. Detailed countdown milestones, news briefing times and participants, and hours of operation for Kennedy's news center and media credentialing office...


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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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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'