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Former Astronaut Alan Poindexter Dies In Jet Ski Accident
2012-07-03 04:33:14

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Former astronaut Alan G. Poindexter, who flew on space shuttle missions to the International Space Station, died on Sunday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said 51-year-old Poindexter died while riding on a jet ski with his 22-year-old son. According to a report by the Pensacola News Journal, Zachary Poindexter, his other 26-year-old son, ran into the rear of the other watercraft, knocking his father into...

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...

2011-06-10 10:22:33

Three NASA astronauts who will fly aboard the last space shuttle mission in July are available for live satellite interviews next week. STS-135 mission Commander Chris Ferguson is available from 3 - 4:50 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 15. Pilot Doug Hurley is available from 10 - 11:50 a.m. and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim from 1 - 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Shuttle Atlantis is targeted for launch July 8 with Ferguson, Hurley, Walheim, and Mission Specialist Sandra Magnus to deliver...

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2011-06-01 05:25:00

Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-astronaut crew sailed home for the final time, ending a 16-day journey of more than 6.5 million miles with a landing at 2:34 a.m. EDT on Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. STS-134 was the last mission for the youngest of NASA's space shuttle fleet. Since 1992, Endeavour flew 25 missions, spent 299 days in space, orbited Earth 4,671 times and traveled 122,883,151 miles. "We are very proud of Endeavour's legacy, and this penultimate flight...

2011-06-01 01:50:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-astronaut crew sailed home for the final time, ending a 16-day journey of more than 6.5 million miles with a landing at 2:35 a.m. EDT on Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) STS-134 was the last mission for the youngest of NASA's space shuttle fleet. Since 1992, Endeavour flew 25 missions, spent 299 days in space,...

2011-05-22 07:59:14

NASA's final space shuttle flight is targeted to launch July 8 at about 11:40 a.m. EDT from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Four veteran astronauts will fly aboard shuttle Atlantis to deliver supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station. This date was targeted based on NASA's current planning. An official launch date will be announced following the June 28 Flight Readiness Review. There are several non-standard activities, including a tanking test followed by an...

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2010-06-09 09:34:53

Ten past and present ESA astronauts will be at the ILA international aerospace show at Berlin's Schoenefeld on Friday 11 June. At the same time, ESA will continue its presence on its shared stand. ESA will participate in ILA's "ËœSpaceflight: Yesterday"“Today"“Tomorrow' workshop on Friday, starting at 12:00 CEST in the Space Hall (Raumfahrt-Halle). Former ESA astronauts Ulf Merbold and Ernst Messerschmid will represent the previous generation of space flyers and start...

2009-11-16 14:04:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew began an 11-day delivery flight to the International Space Station on Monday with a 2:28 p.m. EST launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle will transport spare hardware to the outpost and return a station crew member who spent more than two months in space. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Atlantis is carrying about 30,000 pounds...

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2008-05-19 10:00:00

ESA has today opened applications for talented individuals wishing to become an astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps. There has not been a selection campaign since 1992, so this is a rare opportunity to be at the forefront of ESA's human spaceflight programs including future missions to the ISS, the Moon and beyond.Prospective candidates can now carry out the first step of the application procedure by filling in details online at www.esa.int/astronautselection.Applicants will be asked to...

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2008-03-11 11:25:00

One of the experiments housed on the European Columbus laboratory's external platform is an automated eye in the sky known as the Earth Viewing Camera (EVC). Now, after several weeks of troubleshooting by the EVC team in the Netherlands, the first pictures from the orbiting camera have arrived safely back on Earth.The initial image, showing a dimly illuminated cloud-covered region was successfully downloaded on 6 March. A second picture "“ the first to be produced on command from the...


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Stephen Frick
2012-10-27 14:05:11

Stephen Nathaniel Frick is an American astronaut having flown two Space Shuttle missions. Frick was also appointed as a United States Naval officer and qualified as an F/A-18 fighter pilot. Frick was born on September 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania in 1982. After receiving his high school diploma, Frick went on to the United States Naval Academy in 1986 to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace...

Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Daniel M. Tani
2012-09-17 10:41:06

On February 1st, 1961, Daniel Tani was born to Rose and Henry N. Tani of Ridley Park, Pennsylvania. He and his family later moved to Lombard, Illinois where he graduated high school from Glenbard East High School. In 1979, Tani started his studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 1984 he received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his master’s, specializing in human factors and group decision making, in 1988. During his time at MIT, Tani was a Brother of...

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