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2010-05-14 14:25:00

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off for its final voyage on Friday at 1:20 pm, rocketing six astronauts and a full shipment of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).

2010-05-13 11:45:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to launch this Friday on its final mission, ending its 25-year career.

2010-04-15 06:15:00

During the next space shuttle mission, NASA will host two Tweetups to give the public an insider's look at the nation's space program.

2009-11-23 12:16:40

The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference Tuesday at 7 a.m. CST, 13 minutes earlier than previously announced.

2009-11-20 07:35:59

The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 7:13 am CST on Tuesday, Nov 24.

2009-10-20 07:00:00

NASA is targeting Nov 16 for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

2009-10-07 05:40:00

Imagine the thrill of floating out of the International Space Station and into the emptiness of space and what it would be like to work on the orbiting science laboratory.

2009-09-16 12:45:37

The U.S. space agency says it is preparing for the next space shuttle mission -- STS-129 -- scheduled to be launched Nov. 12. Space shuttle Atlantis' 11-day mission will include three spacewalks and the installation of two platforms to the International Space Station's truss, NASA said.

2009-09-09 14:08:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper has left NASA to return to the Navy.

2009-09-09 14:25:00

NASA astronaut and US Navy Capt. Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper has left NASA to return to the Navy.

Latest STS-115 Reference Libraries

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....

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,...

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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