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NASA says space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are to return to Earth Thursday after a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. The space agency said two landing opportunities are available at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida -- at 7:05 p.m. and 8:42 p.m.
Two astronauts ventured outside of space Shuttle Discovery Thursday evening for the missionâ€™s second spacewalk.
NASA astronauts prepared Thursday for another spacewalk despite reports of space debris moving toward the International Space Station. NASA said astronauts Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang spent their sleep period inside an ISS airlock in preparation for the second STS-128 spacewalk, scheduled to begin at 5:19 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.
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All seven STS-127 NASA astronauts boarded space shuttle Endeavour Wednesday afternoon, ready for another attempt at launching their 16-day mission. NASA weather forecasters at mid-afternoon said the Kennedy Space Center's eastern range was red due to anvil clouds, cumulus clouds and lightning.
Space Shuttle Atlantis astronauts on Thursday began preparations for a return to Earth after having successfully made crucial upgrades to the 19-ear-old Hubble Space Telescope.
Space Shuttle Atlantis sits waiting for the launch tomorrow that is set to begin the last service mission the Hubble Space Telescope will ever see.
Space shuttle Discovery was heading toward the International Space Station Monday following a perfect Sunday launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the shuttle was scheduled to dock at the space station at 5:13 p.m.
NASA said on Monday it is determining what to do about space junk near the International Space Station as shuttle Discovery nears the orbiting outpost.
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...
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....
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,...
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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