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2010-10-26 14:26:09

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has set the news conferences, events and operating hours for the news center for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery. The spacecraft's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station is set to lift off at 4:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 1. A NASA blog will update the countdown beginning at 11:15 a.m. Nov. 1. Originating from Kennedy's Launch Control Center, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to...

2010-04-28 08:57:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Antonelli, who was raised in Fayetteville, N.C., will make his second journey into orbit on space shuttle Atlantis' next mission to the International Space Station. The STS-132 flight is targeted to launch May 14 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The six astronauts for Atlantis' STS-132 mission will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module,...

2010-04-15 16:39:35

The crew members of the space shuttle Discovery have run into problems with a cargo carrier's latching system--an issue that left them working for hours on Thursday as they attempted to get the trash and equipment filled carrier off of the International Space Station (ISS) and back into the shuttle. According to Marcia Dunn of the Associated Press (AP), "Commander Alan Poindexter assured Mission Control that he and his crew were willing to stay up late in an effort to get the cargo carrier...

2010-03-05 15:11:00

Next Mission Includes Teacher Turned Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger HOUSTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will highlight the educational activities planned on the next space shuttle mission during a news briefing at 12 p.m. CST, Tuesday, March 9. The briefing will originate from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's Web site. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA locations. (Logo:...

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2010-02-24 06:55:00

Journalists are invited to cover the STS-131 space shuttle crew's practice countdown and related training March 2-5 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Reporters also may cover space shuttle Discovery's move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A on March 2. Atop of a giant crawler-transporter, Discovery's first motion on its rollout to the pad is scheduled for Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. EST. The 3.4-mile journey is expected to take approximately six hours. Activities include...

2009-10-21 14:21:44

NASA has scheduled a news conference for approximately 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 29, to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch. The news conference, originating from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will begin after the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review. The review will assess preparations for shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission to the International Space Station. The review is expected to include the selection of an official launch date. Atlantis currently is...

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2009-10-07 07:25:00

Reporters are invited to cover space shuttle Atlantis' move to the launch pad on Oct. 13 and the STS-129 mission crew's dress rehearsal activities Oct. 19 to Oct. 21 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Atlantis is targeted to launch to the International Space Station Nov. 12 on an 11-day cargo flight. Atlantis was moved from its hangar on Tuesday to Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building. There it will be attached to its external fuel tank and two solid rocket boosters before its move...

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2009-10-07 05:40:00

Imagine the thrill of floating out of the International Space Station and into the emptiness of space and what it would be like to work on the orbiting science laboratory. NASA has developed a new video game, Station Spacewalk, to give young people an "out of this world" virtual opportunity to experience the thrill of working on a mission to the International Space Station from their computers. This new video game is based on actual work astronauts performed during the course of several NASA...

2009-09-28 10:52:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Illinois alumnus and NASA astronaut Lee Archambault returned from an out-of-this-world experience in March. Archambault, who was the STS-119 space shuttle commander, spent 13 days in space giving the International Space Station a final power up. Now he's back on Earth returning to his alma mater to pump up fans at the University of Illinois versus Penn State football game. (Logo:...

2009-09-03 06:25:00

The 13 crew members flying aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 7:54 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 4. Reporters may ask questions from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Kennedy Space Center in Florida and Headquarters in Washington. Journalists from Canada and Sweden also will participate in the news conference. To take part, U.S. journalists must RSVP by calling the public affairs office at a participating NASA center by noon CDT...


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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...

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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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