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2010-01-09 08:30:00

NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 astronauts for a visit on Monday, Jan 11, through Thursday, Jan 14.

2010-01-06 12:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday, space shuttle Endeavour now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-130 mission.

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2010-01-06 14:33:12

After reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday, space shuttle Endeavour now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-130 mission.

2009-12-18 15:22:08

Journalists are invited to cover space shuttle Endeavour's move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A on Jan 6 and observe the STS-130 crew's mock launch countdown activities from Jan 19 to Jan 21 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2009-11-25 14:32:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Friday, Nov. 27, after an 11-day mission. The two landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are at 9:44 a.m. and 11:19 a.m.

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2009-11-25 15:25:00

Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Friday, Nov 27, after an 11-day mission.

2009-11-04 14:39:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Atlantis.

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2009-11-04 15:20:00

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

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2009-10-30 06:50:00

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is targeted to begin an 11-day flight to the International Space Station with a Nov 16 launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff is scheduled for 2:28 pm EST.

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2009-10-13 16:40:00

For the first time, NASA Twitter followers are invited to view a space shuttle launch in person at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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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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