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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.
Space shuttle Discovery has returned home to Florida after a cross-country flight from California.
Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth Thursday after a 13-day mission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug.
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.
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...
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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