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2006-08-28 06:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- With Tropical Storm Ernesto breathing down their necks, NASA managers gavup on a Tuesday space shuttle launch and prepared to move Atlantis indoors if the storm continues to threaten. The National Hurricane Center's Monday morning forecast put Ernesto's track almost directly over Kennedy Space Center late Wednesday or early Thursday, and listed a nearly 50 percent chance of tropical storm force winds just south of the cape. If NASA decides to move Atlantis, it won't...

2006-08-28 06:30:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday said it plans to pull space shuttle Atlantis off its seaside Florida launchpad due to concerns about approaching Tropical Storm Ernesto. The move will cancel this week's planned launch of Atlantis on a mission considered vital to the future of the International Space Station.

2006-08-28 01:12:16

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Sunday clung to plans for a Tuesday launch of space shuttle Atlantis even as it prepared to scrub the liftoff and pull the ship indoors to ride out approaching Tropical Storm Ernesto. NASA had hoped to launch Atlantis on Sunday on the agency's first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia accident. A lightning bolt that hit the launch pad on Friday, however, prompted a two-day delay to make sure...

2006-08-27 20:24:05

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Sunday clung to plans for a Tuesday launch of space shuttle Atlantis even as it prepared to scrub the liftoff and pull the ship indoors to ride out approaching Tropical Storm Ernesto. NASA had hoped to launch Atlantis on Sunday on the agency's first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia accident. A lightning bolt that hit the launch pad on Friday, however, prompted a two-day delay to make sure...

2006-08-27 15:54:32

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Sunday pressed ahead with plans for a Tuesday launch of space shuttle Atlantis even as it simultaneously prepared to scrub the liftoff and bring the ship indoors to ride out encroaching Tropical Storm Ernesto. NASA had hoped to launch Atlantis on Sunday on the agency's first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia accident. A lightning bolt that hit the launch pad on Friday, however, prompted a...

2006-08-27 15:53:56

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Sunday pressed ahead with plans for a Tuesday launch of space shuttle Atlantis even as it simultaneously prepared to scrub the liftoff and bring the ship indoors to ride out encroaching Tropical Storm Ernesto. NASA had hoped to launch Atlantis on Sunday on the agency's first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia accident. A lightning bolt that hit the launch pad on Friday, however, prompted a...

2006-08-27 15:49:51

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA technicians carried out new tests on Sunday to check whether space shuttle Atlantis was damaged by a lightning strike and the U.S. space agency said the ship's launch would be delayed at least until Tuesday. NASA is seeking to determine whether the shuttle's twin solid rocket boosters could have been affected by a huge bolt of lightning that hit the Florida launch pad on Friday afternoon. "Mission managers have determined...

2006-08-27 12:16:13

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA technicians carried out new tests on Sunday to check whether space shuttle Atlantis was damaged by a lightning strike and the U.S. space agency said the ship's launch would be delayed at least until Tuesday. NASA is seeking to determine whether the shuttle's twin solid rocket boosters could have been affected by a huge bolt of lightning that hit the Florida launch pad on Friday afternoon. "Mission managers have determined...

2006-08-26 16:00:14

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA has delayed Sunday's planned launch of space shuttle Atlantis to assess possible damage from a lightning strike on the ship's Florida launch pad, the U.S. space agency said on Saturday. Postponement of the launch until no earlier than 4:04 p.m. EDT (2004 GMT) on Monday will give managers more time to analyze data from shuttle systems and ground support equipment that may have been affected by the lightning bolt that struck on...

2006-08-26 15:48:48

Corrects time for launch in 2nd paragraph By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA has delayed Sunday's planned launch of the space shuttle Atlantis for 24 hours to assess possible damage from a lightning strike on the ship's Florida launch pad, the U.S. space agency said on Saturday. Postponement of the launch until 4:04 p.m. EDT (2004 GMT) on Monday would give managers more time to analyze data from shuttle systems and ground support equipment that may have been...


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Joseph Richard “Joe” Tanner
2012-09-17 10:46:05

Joseph Richard “Joe” Tanner was born January 21, 1950 in Danville, Illinois. He was awarded Eagle Scout by the Prairielands Council with the Boy Scouts of America in Champaign, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois where he was the captain of the swimming team and included in the “Top 100 Seniors”. He received an award for being an Outstanding Alumnus of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University as well. He has an identical twin brother...

Christopher Ferguson
2012-09-17 09:35:02

Chris Ferguson is a retired United States Navy Captain and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Christopher J. Ferguson on September 1, 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, He attended Archbishop Ryan High School and then went on to Drexel University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. Two years later he earned his Naval Aviator wings in NAS Kingsville, Texas after being commissioned from the Navy ROTC program at the University of Pennsylvania....

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2012-03-24 09:43:51

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 28, 1990 at 2:50 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on March 4 at 10:08 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 72 times at an altitude of 132 nautical miles at an inclination of 62 degrees and travelled 1.9 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 10 hours, 18 minutes, and 22 seconds. This was a Department of Defense mission and all shuttle activities were classified. The launch set for February 22 was postponed to February 23,...

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2010-12-03 14:11:14

Daniel Burbank is an American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Coast Guard. He was born Daniel Christopher Burbank on July 27, 1961 in Manchester, Connecticut. In 1979, he graduated from Tolland High School in Tolland, Connecticut. He then attended Fairfield University for his first year of college, but soon transferred to the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he earned his commission in 1985. Two years later, he completed flight training and became an instructor pilot. He...

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