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By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA faces a formidable but familiar opponent as it prepares to launch the space shuttle Discovery from Florida on Saturday -- the weather, officials said on Wednesday.
NASA faces a formidable but familiar opponent as it prepares to launch the space shuttle Discovery from Florida on Saturday -- the weather, officials said on Wednesday.
Perched on the end of a 100-foot (30-meter) pole, shrouded in darkness and floating in space, British astronaut Piers Sellers may be forgiven a moment of trepidation.
The seven astronauts scheduled to fly aboard the space shuttle Discovery arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday to prepare for Saturday's planned liftoff.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The crew set to fly aboard space shuttle Discovery scrambled into the spaceship on Thursday for a practice countdown ahead of next month's launch. The U.S.
By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Discovery astronauts on the first shuttle trip to the International Space Station since 2002 -- and perhaps the last one for some time -- worked on Sunday to unload tons of supplies and equipment brought from Earth for the station's two-man crew.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA is prepared to waive a flight safety rule to launch space shuttle Discovery on the first mission since the 2003 Columbia accident if a fuel sensor glitch reoccurs, managers said on Monday.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA outlined plans on Monday for a space shuttle launch attempt next week if ongoing efforts to find an elusive fuel sensor glitch are successful.
NASA is late in supplying vital information to the task force overseeing the agency's effort to resume shuttle flights for the first time since the Columbia disaster - a delay that could force the postponement of Discovery's launch in May. It is taking the space agency longer than expected to put together all of the necessary paperwork and documentation.
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 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...
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...
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...
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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