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2011-04-11 10:22:00

HOUSTON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA astronauts who journeyed in orbit aboard the final space shuttle Discovery mission will give a firsthand account of their flight at 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 14, at Space Center Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Family, friends, space enthusiasts, colleagues and the general public are invited to view out-of-this-world images and a video of STS-133's mission highlights. Following the...

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2011-03-05 08:41:47

NASA announced Friday that it will extend the current shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) by one more day, giving the Discovery mission two extra days in space before being retired.The all-American six-member crew of the shuttle Discovery mission is now scheduled to return to Earth on Wednesday, March 9, after a 13-day rendezvous with the ISS.The US space agency added an extra day earlier this week to the original 11-day planned trip."The additional days are to allow...

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2010-10-21 07:35:00

It has flown to space more than any other craft, and it has carried more crew members to orbit. It was the first spacecraft to retrieve a satellite and bring it back to Earth. It has visited two space stations. It launched a telescope that has seen deeper in space and in time than ever before. And twice it has demonstrated the United States' will to persevere following devastating tragedy, returning America to orbit following the two worst accidents in space history. Although all five...

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2010-09-13 11:01:21

NASA's shuttle Discovery is preparing to launch for its final voyage into space after technicians re-attached a main separation nut that fell off the shuttle Friday. The space shuttle has been bolted to its external fuel tank and is ready to set out upon its 39th mission to the International Space Station on November 1st. The shuttle had an internal nut fall out of position into the aft compartment during the preparations for the flight. The bolts ensure that the fuel tank separates from...

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 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 26. The McDonough School of Business will host the six astronauts in the Lohrfink Auditorium of the Rafik B. Hariri Building. The crew members will give a video presentation about their mission and answer questions from the audience. Those interested in attending the astronauts' talk can sign up online. Each...

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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 p.m. The on-time liftoff under a picturesque Florida sky was a perfect beginning to Atlantis' last scheduled mission, STS-132. The shuttle carried a six-person crew on a journey to deliver a new Russian module and several critical spare parts to the International Space Station. "There are thousands of folks out there that have taken care of this bird for a long time," Commander Ken Ham said after...

2010-05-26 08:21:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and six astronauts ended a 12-day journey of more than 4.8 million miles with an 8:48 a.m. EDT landing Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The third of five shuttle missions planned for 2010, this was the last scheduled flight for Atlantis. The mission, designated STS-132, delivered the Russian-built Mini Research Module-1 to the...

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2010-04-19 10:00:00

NASA is delaying the homecoming of the Discovery space shuttle until Tuesday after bad weather has spoiled two landing attempts on Monday, according to NASA officials. The landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been rescheduled for 7:33 am (EDT) Tuesday morning. NASA has allowed for several backup plans that could possibly push the landing to the west coast if the weather doesn't cooperate. NASA would rather land in Florida than California, as the shuttle would have to be ferried...

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2009-09-06 07:10:00

Discovery's astronauts have now finished all of their work outside the station for the STS-128 mission. Mission Specialists Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang spent 7 hours and 1 minute outside the International Space Station on Saturday in the third and final spacewalk of this trip to the station, bringing the total for the mission to 20 hours and 15 minutes. Inside the station, crewmembers replaced one of 16 common berthing mechanism bolts used to secure the Leonardo cargo carrier to the...

2009-09-05 23:29:24

Astronauts Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang completed their third and final spacewalk on this shuttle mission ahead of schedule Saturday, NASA said. The spacewalk of the STS-128 mission lasted 7 hours and 1 minute and concluded at 11:40 p.m. EDT. For their final task, Olivas and Fuglesang laid 60-foot-long cables that will carry power to a new module, the Node 3 Tranquility -- a supply ship for the space station that arrives next year. On the spacewalk, which started at 4:39 p.m. EDT, the...


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Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Robert Curbeam
2012-09-03 07:38:13

Robert Curbeam is a Captain in the United States Navy and a former astronaut. He was born Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. on March 5, 1962 and in 1980 he graduated from Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. He then attended the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1984. After graduating and completing flight training, Curbeam reported to Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) and made multiple overseas deployments on the USS...

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2010-12-03 15:33:13

Michael Bloomfield was an American astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He was born Michael John Bloomfield on March 16, 1959 in Flint, Michigan. He played football throughout his childhood, and graduated from Lake Fenton High School in Fenton, Michigan in 1977. Bloomfield then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received his bachelor's degree in Engineering Mechanics, as well as played Falcon football for Coach Bill Parcells. After graduating the Fighter...

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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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2010-11-17 15:24:34

Jeffery Ashby is an engineer, a former American naval aviator and astronaut, a veteran of three space shuttle missions, and a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy. He was born Jeffrey Shears Ashby on June 16, 1954. He grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1972, and then attended the University of Idaho, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1976. Ten years later, he graduated from the Naval...

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