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2013-10-21 16:20:50

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, a Waterbury, Conn., native who is making final preparations for a launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 25. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mastracchio will participate in the interviews from Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, and depart the following day for the...

2012-04-04 03:19:58

Events and operating hours for the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for space shuttle Discovery's departure. A NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified 747 jet, will transport Discovery to Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on Tuesday, April 17. Journalists are invited to cover the following events (all times are EDT): Tuesday, April 10 5:30 p.m. SCA arrival at Shuttle Landing Facility -- Arrive at Press Site by 4 p.m. for 4:30...

2012-02-24 04:29:48

Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education and a former space shuttle astronaut, will present a space shuttle tile to Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview and speak to students on Monday, Feb. 27. Representatives of the media wanting to attend the event should contact Ann Marie Trotta at 202-358-1601 or ann.marie.trotta@nasa.gov by 9 a.m. Feb. 27. The school is located at 3650 Warder Street NW in Washington. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to last 90...

2012-02-02 09:24:00

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronaut and two-time space shuttle veteran Benjamin Alvin "Al" Drew will celebrate Black History Month at Hampton's Virginia Air & Space Center (VASC), Sat., Feb. 11, along with a United States Air Force pilot, members of an historic air squadron and local racecar drivers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Drew, a Washington, D.C. native who flew combat missions over Panama, the Persian...

Three New Flight Directors Chosen To Lead NASA's Mission Control
2011-10-18 03:11:51

NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station operations. Judd Frieling, Tomas Gonzalez-Torres and Greg Whitney will join a select group of human spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA's flight directors lead a team of flight controllers, support personnel and engineering experts from around the world. They also are involved in cargo and crew vehicle integration with the...

2011-10-17 13:01:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station operations. Judd Frieling, Tomas Gonzalez-Torres and Greg Whitney will join a select group of human spaceflight leaders in the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's flight directors lead a team of flight controllers, support personnel...

2011-07-06 14:44:08

NASA will host an education forum with more than 250 college students on Thursday, July 7 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando. The event will focus on their vision for the future of America's space program. The forum will take place one day before the final space shuttle launch and is the agency's first-ever "unconference." A popular trend in the technology sector, an unconference has no set agenda or prescribed desired outcome. Instead, it offers an opportunity for the participants,...

2011-05-16 08:17:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Endeavour successfully lifted off for the final time from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center today on one of just two remaining missions before the Shuttle Program ends. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "Every Shuttle launch is a thrill to watch, but this launch, Endeavour's last, has a special meaning to all those who have played a role in the many successful missions of this...

2011-05-11 13:50:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has set the last launch of the space shuttle Endeavour for Monday, May 16, at 8:56 a.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station, which will now last 16 days, will feature a new spacecraft docking technology, developed in part by NASA's Langley Research Center. The shuttle will also deliver a particle physics detector, known as the Alpha...

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2011-05-07 05:10:00

NASA said on Friday that the final launch for space shuttle Endeavour has been delayed until at least May 16. The space agency said, "NASA managers met Friday afternoon and determined space shuttle Endeavour will launch no earlier than Monday, May 16 at 8:56 am." It said technicians would continue repairs and retesting of the electric circuitry that caused NASA to postpone the April 29 launch date just hours before liftoff. The glitch has been traced to a power problem in the aft load...


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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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2011-04-11 14:07:11

Tracy Dyson is an American chemist and NASA astronaut, and she is married to Navy pilot George Dyson. She was born Tracy Ellen Caldwell on August 14, 1969 in Arcadia, California. She moved to Beaumont, California during her childhood, and graduated from Beaumont High School in 1987. She then went on to California State University, Fullerton where, as an undergraduate researcher, she designed and built electronics and hardware, including a time-of-flight mass spectrometer for studying gas...

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