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2009-03-10 11:35:00

NASA officials said the space shuttle Discovery had been cleared for launch on Wednesday, as crewmembers prepare to deliver the $300 million set of solar wing panels for the International Space Station, Reuter's reported. The shuttle's launch director Mike Leinbach said they were not tracking any issues and reported the team was "anxious to go." The seven shuttle crewmembers arrived at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday. Shuttle weather officer Kathy Winters said...

2009-03-09 11:09:54

The U.S. space agency says the countdown has started for the planned launch of space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday. The official countdown for the STS-119 mission to the International Space Station started at 7 p.m. EDT Sunday, with the launch scheduled for 9:20 p.m. EDT Wednesday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said. Shuttle commander Lee Archambault and his six crew mates are to deliver the space station's fourth and final set of solar array wings. The 14-day mission...

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2009-03-08 09:46:08

Media briefings, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery. The STS-119 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 9:20 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 11. On Sunday, March 8, Discovery's seven astronauts are expected to arrive at Kennedy at approximately 3 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage as Commander Lee Archambault briefs reporters. Journalists with Kennedy...

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2009-03-07 07:15:00

After completing a review of space shuttle Discovery's flight readiness, NASA managers selected an official launch date for the STS-119 mission, which is now scheduled to lift off to the International Space Station at 9:20 p.m. EDT on March 11. NASA made its announcement following Friday's Flight Readiness Review, during which top NASA and contractor managers assessed the mission's risks and decided the shuttle's equipment, support systems and procedures are ready for flight. The review...

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2009-03-05 10:50:00

NASA is so confident that safety issues over Discovery's fuel valves have been fixed, it has decided to move the shuttle's new launch date up a whole day, Reuters reported. Discovery, which is set to launch on March 11, had been forced to delay its original launch date four times due to the malfunctioning fuel valves. The shuttle will carry a final pair of solar wing panels to the International Space Station, which is nearing completion after more than a decade of work. NASA officials at the...

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2009-03-05 07:37:22

NASA will hold a news conference Friday, March 6, following a review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and an assessment of shuttle flow control valve testing and inspection. The news conference will begin no earlier than 2:30 p.m. EST at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The flight readiness review is expected to set an official launch date for the STS-119 mission. For planning purposes, liftoff now is tentatively targeted for March 11. The Space Shuttle Program moved...

2009-03-04 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a news conference Friday, March 6, following a review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and an assessment of shuttle flow control valve testing and inspection. The news conference will begin no earlier than 2:30 p.m. EST at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The flight readiness review is expected to set an official launch date for the STS-119...

2009-03-02 12:43:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world are invited to submit questions about space shuttle Discovery's upcoming launch, its STS-119 mission to the International Space Station, and NASA space exploration. Questions may be answered on NASA Television during the countdown to launch. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Questions can be submitted online at:...

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2009-03-02 15:42:18

Space enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world are invited to submit questions about space shuttle Discovery's upcoming launch, its STS-119 mission to the International Space Station, and NASA space exploration. Questions may be answered on NASA Television during the countdown to launch. Questions can be submitted online at: http://webcast.ksc.nasa.gov The STS-119 mission will deliver a new crew member to the space station. The crew also will deliver and install a fourth...

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2009-02-26 09:07:17

The U.S. space agency says it has set a tentative launch date for space shuttle Discovery's next mission to the International Space Station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said liftoff is provisionally set for March 12 but an exact target launch date will be determined as work progresses with the shuttle's three gaseous hydrogen flow control valves. NASA is attempting to identify what caused damage to a flow control valve on shuttle Endeavour during its November flight. 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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