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2009-10-07 07:25:00

Reporters are invited to cover space shuttle Atlantis' move to the launch pad on Oct. 13 and the STS-129 mission crew's dress rehearsal activities Oct. 19 to Oct. 21 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis is targeted to launch to the International Space Station Nov. 12 on an 11-day cargo flight. Atlantis was moved from its hangar on Tuesday to Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building. There it will be attached to its external fuel tank and two solid rocket boosters before its move...

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2009-09-21 14:00:35

Space shuttle Discovery has returned home to Florida after a cross-country flight from California. Following a 5.7 million-mile mission to service the International Space Station, Discovery was forced to change its landing plans from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base near Los Angeles due to concerns about the weather. According to The Associated Press, the change of venue for the Discovery landing cost NASA almost $2 million. Discovery set out from Edwards Base at...

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2009-09-09 06:42:57

Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth Thursday after a 13-day mission. Two landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are available at 7:05 p.m. and 8:42 p.m. EDT. NASA will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy before permitting Discovery and its crew to land. If bad weather prevents a return on Thursday, both Kennedy and the backup landing site at Edwards Air Force Base in California will be activated for consideration on...

2009-09-08 14:05:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth Thursday after a 13-day mission. Two landing opportunities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are available at 7:05 p.m. and 8:42 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA will evaluate weather conditions at Kennedy before permitting Discovery and its crew to land. If bad weather prevents a return on...

2009-08-20 09:05:40

NASA says it will provide continuous updates as U.S. space shuttle Discovery lifts off early Tuesday bound for the International Space Station. Liftoff will be at 1:36 a.m. EDT and the space agency says it will provide a Webcast and a blog at http://www.nasa.gov/shuttle. The blog will update the countdown beginning at 8:30 p.m. EDT Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. During the STS-128 mission, visitors to NASA's shuttle Web site can read about the crew's progress and watch the...

2009-08-20 09:54:58

 News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery. The shuttle's STS-128 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 1:36 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 25. NASA will provide continuous STS-128 online updates, including a webcast and a blog at: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttleOn launch day, a blog will update the countdown beginning on Monday, Aug. 24, at 8:30 p.m....

2009-08-19 10:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has completed a two-day review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and selected Aug. 25 as the official launch date for the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 1:36 a.m. EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Discovery's launch date was announced after a flight readiness review at Kennedy. During the...

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2009-08-19 11:00:00

NASA has completed a two-day review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and selected Aug. 25 as the official launch date for the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff is scheduled for 1:36 a.m. EDT from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery's launch date was announced after a flight readiness review at Kennedy. During the meeting, senior NASA and contractor managers assessed the risks associated with the mission and determined the shuttle's...

2009-08-11 14:04:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Patrick Forrester, whose hometown is Springfield, Va., will make his third journey into orbit on space shuttle Discovery's next mission to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Discovery is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT, Aug. 25, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To cover the launch on-site, U.S. reporters must request Kennedy credentials...

2009-08-10 13:30:00

- NASA astronaut Patrick Forrester, who was born in El Paso, Texas, will make his third journey into orbit on space shuttle Discovery's next mission to the International Space Station. Discovery is targeted to launch at 1:36 a.m. EDT, Aug. 25, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To cover the launch on-site, U.S. reporters must request Kennedy credentials online at: https://media.ksc.nasa.govForrester is one of seven astronauts who will fly on Discovery's STS-128 mission. The 13-day...


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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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