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2006-08-29 14:24:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space agency NASA on Tuesday began to return the space shuttle Atlantis to its launch pad after the threat from Tropical Storm Ernesto began to subside. Kennedy Space Center spokesman Bill Johnson said the shuttle had started to roll back to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida.

2006-08-29 13:25:08

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter from high winds and rain expected from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said. The move is likely to end the U.S. space agency's hopes of launching the shuttle by the end of its current launch window on September 7, in what would be the first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster. "Based...

2006-08-29 13:17:08

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter from high winds and rain expected from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said. The move is likely to end the U.S. space agency's hopes of launching the shuttle by the end of its current launch window on September 7, in what would be the first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster. "Based...

2006-08-29 10:24:46

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter to ride out expected high winds and rain from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said. The move is likely to end the U.S. space agency's hopes of launching the shuttle by the end of its current launch window on September 7, in what would be the first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster....

2006-08-29 10:02:13

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter to ride out expected high winds and rain from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said. The move is likely to end the U.S. space agency's hopes of launching the shuttle by the end of its current launch window on September 7, in what would be the first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster....

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2006-08-29 12:19:04

When space shuttle Atlantis next rockets into space, it will take along three kinds of microbes so scientists can study how their genetic responses and their ability to cause disease change. The 'Microbe' experiment, part of the STS-115 space shuttle mission scheduled for launch Aug. 27, will study three common microorganisms -- Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans -- that have been identified as potential threats to crew health. Sending these microbes into...

2006-08-29 10:00:00

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter to ride out expected high winds and rain from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said. The move is likely to end the U.S. space agency's hopes of launching the shuttle by the end of its current launch window on September 7, in what would be the first International Space Station assembly mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster. The window is...

2006-08-28 11:00:51

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday said it plans to pull space shuttle Atlantis off its seaside Florida launch pad and return the ship to a protective hangar to avoid damage from encroaching Tropical Storm Ernesto. The move will postpone for an uncertain period this week's planned launch of Atlantis on a mission considered vital to the future of the International Space Station. "It's clear in our minds that we are rolling back unless something real...

2006-08-28 07:38:30

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday said it plans to pull the space shuttle Atlantis off its seaside Florida launch pad and return the ship to a protective hangar due to concerns about encroaching Tropical Storm Ernesto. The move will postpone for an uncertain period of time this week's planned launch of Atlantis on a mission considered vital to the future of the International Space Station. The launch originally had been set for Sunday. It was...

2006-08-28 06:48:47

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA on Monday said it plans to pull the space shuttle Atlantis off its seaside Florida launchpad and return the ship to a protective hangar due to concerns about encroaching Tropical Storm Ernesto. The move will postpone for an uncertain period of time this week's planned launch of Atlantis on a mission considered vital to the future of the International Space Station. The launch originally had been set for Sunday. It was initially delayed for two...


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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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