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2010-06-08 12:22:00

HOUSTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting members of the public to send electronic images of their faces into orbit aboard one of the final remaining space shuttle missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Visitors to the "Face in Space" website can upload their portrait to fly with the astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission and/or shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission. Participants will receive special certificates from the...

2010-04-22 11:14:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's next space shuttle mission, STS-132, will carry two New Jersey-born astronauts into orbit. The launch currently is scheduled for May 14 from the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Veteran space flier Ken Ham, who was born in Plainfield, N.J., will command shuttle Atlantis' next mission to the International Space Station. Garrett Reisman, of Morristown, N.J., will make...

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2010-04-18 15:05:00

As the STS-131 crew finished up their two-week mission and prepared for the return trip home, the astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery were told by NASA on Sunday to expect rain delays. The crew powered up Discovery's flight control system and tested the flaps and rudder that will control the shuttle's flight once it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Next they test-fired the reaction control system jets that will control the shuttle's orientation before it reaches the...

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2010-04-17 11:05:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 8:52 a.m. EDT. Shuttle Pilot James P. Dutton, Jr. will grab the stick and perform a fly around of the station, enabling his crewmates to conduct a photo survey of the complex. Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before...

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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...

2010-01-28 13:38:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Endeavour. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The shuttle's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 4:39 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 7. STS-130 is the final scheduled shuttle night launch. Detailed countdown...

2010-01-28 14:56:37

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Endeavour. The shuttle's STS-130 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 4:39 a.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 7. STS-130 is the final scheduled shuttle night launch. Detailed countdown milestones, news briefing times and participants, and hours of operation for Kennedy's news center and media credentialing office...

2010-01-06 12:40:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday, space shuttle Endeavour now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-130 mission. Reporters are invited to cover the launch dress rehearsal, known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, or TCDT, scheduled to take place at Kennedy from Jan. 19 to 21. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Endeavour arrived at...

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2010-01-06 14:33:12

Crew Set to Arrive for Practice Liftoff After reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday, space shuttle Endeavour now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-130 mission. Reporters are invited to cover the launch dress rehearsal, known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, or TCDT, scheduled to take place at Kennedy from Jan. 19 to 21. Endeavour arrived at Launch Pad 39A at 8:45 a.m. EST Wednesday on top of a giant crawler-transporter. The...

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2009-09-16 05:15:00

After landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Sept. 11, space shuttle Discovery is about to start its cross-country journey back to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following the successful STS-128 mission to the International Space Station, Discovery was mounted on a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft. Discovery is expected to begin its journey from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., to Kennedy as early as Friday, Sept. 18. The exact date and...


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Kenneth Ham
2012-10-18 13:05:28

Kenneth Ham is a retired American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Navy. He is married to the former Michelle Lucas of Hobart, Indiana, and has two children. He was born Kenneth "Hock" Todd Ham on December 12, 1964 in Plainfield, New Jersey. His high school guidance counselor suggested that he take flying lessons while attending high school at Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, New Jersey; so after his 1983 graduation he went directly to the United States Naval Academy...

Ron Garan
2012-10-02 10:22:57

Ron Garan is a NASA astronaut and a former USAF Second Lieutenant. He was born Ronald John Garan, Jr., of Russian decent, on October 30, 1961 in Yonkers, New York. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1979 and then graduated from the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics in 1982. Two years later, Garan was commissioned by the United States Air Force. He then went to Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB in Oklahoma...

Andrew “Andy” Thomas
2012-09-17 10:37:13

Andrew “Andy” Sydney Withiel Thomas was born December 18, 1951 in Adelaide, South Australia. He entered into US citizenship in December of 1986 with the goal of participating in NASA’s astronaut program. Andy became an Australian-born American NASA astronaut as an aerospace engineer. He was the first Australian born professional astronaut to enter space. He was preceded in entering into orbit by Paul D. Scully-Power, an oceanographer in 1985. He married a fellow NASA astronaut Shannon...

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2011-04-18 23:18:19

Gregory Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was born Gregory Errol Chamitoff on August 6, 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is married to Alison Chantal Caviness, M.D., and together they have two children, Natasha and Dimitri. His interests include scuba diving, backpacking, skiing, and racquetball. He graduated from Blackford High School in San Jose, California in 1980. As an undergraduate student at California Polytechnic State University, Chamitoff taught courses in...

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2011-01-04 16:31:23

Stephen Bowen is a US Navy submariner, a NASA astronaut; and the second submariner to travel into space. He was born Stephen Gerard Bowen on February 13, 1964 in Cohasset, Massachusetts. He graduated from Cohasset High School in 1982 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1986. He also earned a degree of Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. Bowen is married to Deborah Alden, and...

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