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2009-02-04 09:50:00

NASA announced on Tuesday that it would be pushing back its launch of the shuttle Discovery due to concerns about a flow control valve in the shuttle's main engines. The launch will now occur no earlier than Feb. 19, according to NASA managers. The shuttle was slated to launch on Feb. 12. The move to delay the launch comes after NASA noticed a valve in shuttle Endeavor, which flew in November, had been damaged. As a precaution, NASA decided to remove Discovery's valves for inspection and...

2009-02-03 20:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight, NASA managers decided Tuesday to plan a launch no earlier than Feb. 19. The new planning date is pending additional analysis and particle impact testing associated with a flow control valve in the shuttle's main engines. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Discovery's STS-119 mission to the International Space Station originally had been...

2009-01-21 13:16:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke, aboard the International Space Station with Flight Engineers Sandy Magnus and Yury Lonchakov, recently filmed a high-definition tour of the orbiting complex. The 35-minute tour will air as a special Video File on NASA Television's HD Channel 105 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. CST Thursday and Friday. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The special Video File also will be broadcast in...

2009-01-21 15:16:35

The U.S. space agency says Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke has made a 35-minute high-definition video tour of the International Space Station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration video, produced with Flight Engineers Sandy Magnus and Yury Lonchakov, will air as a special Video File on NASA Television's HD Channel 105 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. CST Thursday and Friday. The video will then be broadcast in standard-definition on NASA TV immediately following the regularly scheduled...

2009-01-14 16:55:00

After reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-119 mission. A launch dress rehearsal, known as the terminal countdown demonstration test, is scheduled to take place at Kennedy from Jan. 19 to 21. Discovery arrived at Launch Pad 39A at 10:08 a.m. EST Wednesday on top of a giant crawler-transporter. The crawler-transporter left Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building at 5:17 a.m. Wednesday,...

2009-01-08 07:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, Jan. 14, as preparations for the STS-119 mission move forward. Discovery is targeted to lift off Feb. 12 to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The first motion of the shuttle out of Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building is scheduled for 4 a.m. EST. The fully...

2008-12-19 11:19:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two former science teachers, who are now fully-trained NASA astronauts, will make their first journey into orbit on space shuttle Discovery's upcoming mission to the International Space Station. During the 14-day shuttle flight, Joseph Acaba and Richard Arnold will step outside the station to conduct critical spacewalking tasks. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Discovery is targeted to launch from NASA's Kennedy...

2008-12-10 14:55:46

NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission during a daylong series of media briefings from NASA's Johnson Space Center beginning at 8 a.m. CST, Friday, Jan. 9. The briefings will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Questions also will be taken from participating NASA locations. Space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station is targeted for launch Feb. 12 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 14-day mission will deliver the...

2008-11-30 16:02:00

EDWARDS, Calif., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its crew landed at 1:25 p.m. PST Sunday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, completing a 16-day journey of more than 6.6 million miles. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The STS-126 mission featured important repair work and prepared the International Space Station to house six crew members on long-duration missions beginning next year. The new station equipment...

2008-10-31 10:10:00

NASA managers completed a review Thursday of space shuttle Endeavour's readiness for flight and selected the official launch date for the STS-126 mission. Commander Chris Ferguson and his six crewmates are scheduled to lift off to the International Space Station at 7:55 p.m. EST on Nov. 14. Endeavour's STS-126 flight will feature important repair work to the station and prepare it for housing six crew members during long-duration missions. The primary focus of the 15-day flight and its four...

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2010-11-19 15:43:19

Richard Arnold is an American educator and a NASA astronaut. He was born Richard Robert Arnold II on November 26, 1963 in Cheverly, Maryland. He was raised in Bowie, Maryland, where he met and married his wife, Eloise. Together, the couple has two daughters. Arnold received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Frostburg State University in 1985, and two years later he started working at the United States Naval Academy as an Oceanographic Technician. After he finished his teacher...

2010-11-17 14:45:27

Dominic Antonelli is a NASA astronaut. He was born Dominic Anthony Antonelli on August 23, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised both Indiana and North Carolina. He graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and then received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A couple years later he earned a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington. Antonelli served...

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