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2011-07-09 10:42:18

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has issued a video statement about the shuttle program and the agency's future.

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2011-07-08 11:15:00

Space shuttle Atlantis successfully launched aboard NASA's final mission for the shuttle program on Friday.

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2011-06-16 08:40:00

NASA workers at the Kennedy Space Center fueled up the space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday in a key test ahead of its July 8 scheduled launch of the final shuttle flight.

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2010-10-31 08:07:55

NASA said on Saturday that the final scheduled mission of space shuttle Discovery will be delayed again until next Wednesday.

2010-10-01 06:37:17

NASA has awarded a contract to Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International of Houston for spacesuit support used on the space shuttle and the International Space Station.

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2010-08-10 08:25:04

NASA will give 150 of its Twitter followers an insider's look at the nation's space program and the opportunity to view a space shuttle launch in person on Oct 31 through Nov 1.

2010-07-08 09:53:07

NASA and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business invite the public to a discussion with the most recent space shuttle crew to fly in space at 6:30 pm EDT on Monday, July 26.

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2010-06-04 08:48:22

Space shuttle Atlantis thundered away from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on May 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm.

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2010-05-26 10:45:00

Space shuttle Atlantis completed its final mission today when it successfully touched down after bringing six astronauts to the International Space Station.

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2010-05-25 10:10:00

Space shuttle Atlantis is winding down its final mission after a quarter-century of flight.


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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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