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2009-03-15 20:06:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 7:43 p.m. EDT Sunday to deliver the final set of power-generating solar array wings and a new crew member to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) Discovery's STS-119 flight is carrying the space station's fourth and final set of solar array wings, completing the station's truss,...

2009-03-15 18:56:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off today on a mission to deliver the International Space Station's (ISS) final set of solar array wings that will help fully power science experiments and support an expanded crew of six. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) In addition to supporting the ISS with the delivery and installation of the Starboard 6 truss segment, Discovery is carrying technologies that will enhance...

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2009-03-15 18:58:46

Seven astronauts headed toward the International Space Station following Sunday's launch of space shuttle Discovery at Cape Canaveral, Fla. The shuttled lifted off at 7:43 p.m. EDT. The countdown proceeding apace after technicians repaired a gaseous hydrogen vent line, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said on its Web site. The final inspection team completed its check of the shuttle and pad, and there were no weather-related issues. They've found no issues other than a...

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2009-03-15 19:05:00

After more than a month of delays, the space shuttle Discovery launched successfully on Sunday as it crewmembers embarked on a mission to install a final set of solar wings for the International Space Station. NASA's website reported at 06:44:01 PM CDT that Discovery had cleared the launch tower and was "tracing a brilliant arc of white and orange flames through the dusky-night sky on its way to orbit." Discovery dropped its booster rockets "” which could be seen falling through the...

2009-03-15 06:50:00

The U.S. space shuttle Discovery is ready for a Sunday launch opportunity as technicians repair a leaking gaseous hydrogen vent line, officials said. The repairs were moving along smoothly late Saturday and the weather over Cape Canaveral, Fla., looked promising for an on-time 7:43 p.m. Sunday launch for Mission STS-119, in which a crew of seven is set to visit the International Space Station, launch controllers said. I think we're in really good shape, said Mike Moses, chairman of the NASA...

2009-03-12 16:56:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, March 13, to discuss the status of space shuttle Discovery's launch to the International Space Station. Launch currently is targeted for no earlier than March 15 at 7:43 p.m. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency Web site. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The shuttle launch was postponed Wednesday due to a leak...

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2009-03-12 10:10:19

The U.S. space agency says space shuttle Discovery's launch to the International Space Station is tentatively targeted for Sunday evening. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials postponed Wednesday's planned liftoff due to a leak in a hydrogen venting system outside the rocket's external fuel tank. The system is used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad. Sunday's launch would be at 7:43 p.m. EDT but NASA said the exact launch date is dependent on the work...

2009-03-11 17:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery's launch to the International Space Station now is targeted for no earlier than March 15. NASA managers postponed Wednesday's planned liftoff due to a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the external fuel tank. The system is used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Liftoff on March 15 would be at...

2009-03-11 16:59:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers will hold a news conference no earlier than 6:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the status of space shuttle Discovery's launch to the International Space Station. The launch was postponed Wednesday due to a leak associated with the gaseous hydrogen venting system outside the external fuel tank. The system is used to carry excess hydrogen safely away from the launch pad. At 2:37 p.m., managers officially scrubbed the launch for at...

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2009-03-14 17:00:00

NASA managers said Saturday that space shuttle Discovery is ready for Sunday's launch opportunity as repairs on a leaking gaseous hydrogen vent line are moving along smoothly. "I think we're in really good shape," said Mike Moses, chairman of the Mission Management Team that reviewed the shuttle's readiness. Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director, said the work to replace a suspect quick disconnect assembly on the launch pad is about three hours behind schedule, but that will not delay the...


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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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