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2006-09-04 12:20:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- NASA managers had their fingers crossed on Monday in hopes that this week's planned launch of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis will go ahead after a week's delay due to a lightning strike and a storm. Atlantis' lift-off has been set for 12:29 p.m. EDT (1629 GMT) on Wednesday from a seaside launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in central Florida. It will be NASA's first mission to restart construction of the half-built, $100 billion International...

2006-09-03 11:08:44

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA restarted its countdown clocks on Sunday at the Kennedy Space Center for the launch this week of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis after a week's postponement due to a lightning strike and a storm. Liftoff of the shuttle and its six-member crew is targeted for 12:29 p.m. EDT (1629 GMT) on Wednesday. The flight will be NASA's first mission to restart construction of the International Space Station since the 2003 Columbia disaster....

2006-09-02 11:57:42

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The crew of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis returned to Florida on Saturday to prepare for a new launch attempt on NASA's first International Space Station assembly mission in nearly four years. The U.S. space agency had intended to launch the shuttle last week, but a tropical storm and a lightning strike at the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center derailed those plans. Instead of blasting into orbit, Atlantis commander Brent Jett...

2006-08-31 14:55:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA decided on Thursday to try to launch space shuttle Atlantis next Wednesday to resume construction of the International Space Station, after a delay caused by a lighting strike and threat of bad weather. Hopes of a liftoff before the Atlantis' launch window closes late next week had been rekindled after one-time Hurricane Ernesto wilted on its approach to Florida. The U.S. space agency also won a potential third day for the launch attempt...

2006-08-31 14:57:58

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA decided on Thursday to try to launch space shuttle Atlantis next Wednesday to resume construction of the International Space Station, after a delay caused by a lighting strike and threat of bad weather. Hopes of a liftoff before the Atlantis' launch window closes late next week had been rekindled after one-time Hurricane Ernesto wilted on its approach to Florida. The U.S. space agency also won a potential third day for the...

2006-08-31 10:30:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- NASA hopes to take a second shot at launching the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis next week after a lightning strike and threatening weather derailed plans for an August mission to resume construction of the International Space Station. Hopes of a liftoff before the end of Atlantis' launch window on September 7 were rekindled after one-time Hurricane Ernesto wilted on its approach to Florida. The U.S. space agency also won a potential third day for the...

2006-08-29 20:25:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- NASA returned the space shuttle Atlantis to its seaside launch pad in Florida on Tuesday as the threat from Tropical Storm Ernesto faded. The decision rekindled hopes that the U.S. space agency would be able to launch its first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia accident before the end of its current launch window on September 7. "We feel good about it," NASA's launch director Mike Leinbach said at a news conference...

2006-08-29 16:14:14

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA said on Tuesday that September 6 was the earliest possible date for its next attempt to launch space shuttle Atlantis on a mission to the International Space Station. The U.S. space agency had originally set last Sunday as the day for liftoff. But the mission was delayed by a thunder bolt that hit the shuttle's seaside launch pad in central Florida on Friday and then by Tropical Storm Ernesto.

2006-08-29 14:41:54

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA reversed a decision to shelter the space shuttle Atlantis on Tuesday and returned it to its seaside launch pad as the threat from Tropical Storm Ernesto subsided. The move rekindled hopes that the U.S. space agency would be able to launch its first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia accident before the end of its current launch window on September 7. "We're headed back out to the launch pad,"...

2006-08-29 14:40:43

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA reversed a decision to shelter the space shuttle Atlantis on Tuesday and returned it to its seaside launch pad as the threat from Tropical Storm Ernesto subsided. The move rekindled hopes that the U.S. space agency would be able to launch its first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia accident before the end of its current launch window on September 7. "We're headed back out to the launch pad,"...


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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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