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Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts will have to remain in orbit longer than expected due to bad weather.
The seven crewmembers aboard space shuttle Atlantis appeared via video-link before the Senate Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations subcommittee on Thursday to discuss the future of NASAâ€™s budget with lawmakers.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seven astronauts who upgraded NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expected to return to Earth aboard space shuttle Atlantis on Friday after an 11-day mission.
Space Shuttle Atlantis astronauts on Thursday began preparations for a return to Earth after having successfully made crucial upgrades to the 19-ear-old Hubble Space Telescope.
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts treated themselves to some much deserved rest and relaxation on Wednesday.
Space shuttle Atlantis astronauts said goodbye to the Hubble Space Telescope for the final time on Tuesday, as part of an 11-day mission to see the completion of critical upgrades to the veteran observatory.
HOUSTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The seven astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis will hold a news conference at 9:26 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 20, to discuss their mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.
The fifth and final U.S.
The fifth and final planned Hubble Space Telescope spacewalk began Monday with U.S. astronauts John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel replacing Hubble's batteries. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronauts, who began their spacewalk at 8:20 a.m.
The STS-125 crew completed the fifth and final spacewalk on the Hubble Space Telescope Monday at 3:22 p.m. EDT. Mission specialists John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel began the spacewalk at 8:20 a.m.
John Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Mace Grunsfeld in October of 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He remained in Illinois throughout his childhood and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1976. Upon his graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1980. He then furthered his education at the University of Chicago, where he earned a Master of Science in physics in...
Andrew Feustel is a NASA astronaut and an American Geophysicist. He was born Andrew J. (Drew) Feustel on August 25, 1965 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Lake Orion, Michigan. He graduated from Lake Orion High School and subsequently received an Associate’s degree from Oakland Community College. During this time, he worked at International Autoworks as an auto mechanic. He then transferred to Purdue University, where joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and served as a...
Scott Altman is a test pilot and NASA astronaut. He was born Scott Douglas Altman on August 15, 1959 in Lincoln, Illinois. He grew up in Pekin, Illimois and graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1977. He continued on to the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. He was commissioned in the United States Navy in August 1981 and received his Navy wings of gold in February 1983. Altman was deployed to the Western...
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