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Former astronaut Alan G. Poindexter, who flew on space shuttle missions to the International Space Station, died on Sunday from injuries following a jet ski accident.
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.
Three NASA astronauts who will fly aboard the last space shuttle mission in July are available for live satellite interviews next week.
Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-astronaut crew sailed home for the final time at 2:34 am EDT on Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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.
NASA's final space shuttle flight is targeted to launch July 8 at about 11:40 am EDT from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Ten past and present ESA astronauts will be at the ILA international aerospace show at Berlinâ€™s Schoenefeld on Friday 11 June.
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.
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 ESAâ€™s human spaceflight programs including future missions to the ISS, the Moon and beyond.
One of the experiments housed on the European Columbus laboratoryâ€™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.
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 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...
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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