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2011-07-15 07:59:12

NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recognized 143 civil servants and contractors for their outstanding support of human spaceflight. The awardees work at NASA facilities across the country and represent 15 states. The winners traveled to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to tour the center and participate in activities around the scheduled launch of space shuttle Atlantis on the STS-135 mission to the International Space Station, the final mission of the shuttle program. The Space...

2011-04-26 06:45:00

Steven Siceloff, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center Years before the space shuttle would glide home to a safe touchdown on runways in California and Florida, astronauts pitched the noses of T-38 jet trainers toward the same runways to find out what it would look like to land a spacecraft in such a way. The T-38 remains a fixture for astronaut training more than 30 years later because the sleek, white jets make pilots and mission specialists think quickly in changing situations, mental...

2011-02-22 08:50:00

Space Shuttle Discovery's final flight is currently scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon at 4:50pm EST, as the venerable spacecraft departs from Kennedy Space Center in Florida for an 11-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA officials have announced. The launch date for the STS-133 mission was confirmed by officials at the US space agency on Friday, and the countdown to blast off began at 3pm EST on Monday. According to NASA, there currently are no "significant issues"...

2010-11-19 08:10:00

The discovery of a fourth crack in the support beams of Space Shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank has forced NASA to delay the craft's final mission until at least December 3, the U.S. space agency announced on Thursday. "At today's Program Requirements Control Board, or PRCB, the Space Shuttle Program clearly identified the analysis and repairs that are required to safely launch shuttle Discovery on its STS-133 mission," NASA said in a statement. "This analysis will be in work during the...

2010-10-13 17:30:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., will host NASA astronaut Robert Behnken Wed., Oct. 20 and Thurs., Oct. 21. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Behnken's first presentation is Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. CDT during the Physics Colloquium at the University's Compton Hall, Room 245. The presentation will include...

2010-08-18 08:27:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and Little League coach Terry Virts will be honored at this year's Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium. During his visit, Virts will make other appearances to educate and excite Williamsport youth about space exploration and NASA science research and technology that benefits life on Earth. Details of his appearances include: (Logo:...

2010-07-01 11:08:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is targeting approximately 4:33 p.m. EDT on Nov. 1 for the launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission and 4:19 p.m. EST on Feb. 26, 2011, for the liftoff of shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 flight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The target dates were adjusted because critical payload hardware for...

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Terry W. Virts, Jr.
2012-10-27 14:11:12

Terry W. Virts, Jr. is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and an active American astronaut. Virts was born on December 1, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, Massachusetts and graduated 1985. He enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy, where he graduated with honors in 1989, receiving his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He then attended the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he once again graduated with honors in 1997,...

2010-11-19 15:49:49

Robert Behnken is an engineer, U. S. Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Louis Behnken on July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He graduated from Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Washington University in 1992, all while being in he ROTC. Just one year later, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical...

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