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2010-05-14 13:56:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the final space shuttle visits to the International Space Station began at 2:20 p.m. Friday with the launch of Atlantis and six astronauts from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will deliver cargo, critical spare parts and a Russian laboratory to the station. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The third of five shuttle missions planned for 2010, this was the last planned launch...

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2010-05-14 14:25:00

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off for its final voyage on Friday at 1:20 pm, rocketing six astronauts and a full shipment of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Over 60,000 guests descended on the Kennedy Space Center and the roads leading into it, all of them eager to witness Atlantis' last launch.  Mike Leinbach, NASA's shuttle launch director, gave the final go for launch. "On behalf of all the manufacturing, processing, flight and launch teams that have worked on...

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2010-05-13 11:45:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to launch this Friday on its final mission, ending its 25-year career. The STS-132 mission is the final voyage for Atlantis, which first launched in 1985.  The mission will include six astronauts delivering an integrated cargo carrier and a Russian-built mini research module to the International Space Station. The launch is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. EDT from Kennedy Space Center close to Cape Canaveral in Florida. It will be a poignant moment for NASA as...

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2010-05-06 06:30:00

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin a 12-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 2:20 pm EDT on Friday, May 14, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-132 mission is Atlantis' final scheduled flight. Atlantis' launch date was announced Wednesday at the conclusion of a flight readiness review at Kennedy. During the meeting, senior NASA and contractor managers assessed the risks associated with the mission and determined the shuttle and station's...

2010-05-05 15:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin a 12-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 2:20 pm EDT on Friday, May 14, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-132 mission is Atlantis' final scheduled flight. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Atlantis' launch date was announced Wednesday at the conclusion of a flight readiness review at Kennedy. During the meeting,...

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2010-04-27 06:50:00

As the next space shuttle mission completed a step forward over the weekend, the final mission in the program's history took a step backwards on Monday. On Saturday, Commander Ken Hamm and the rest of the Atlantis crew completed a countdown rehearsal in preparation for the upcoming STS-132 mission, currently scheduled to begin on May 14. Then, on Sunday, the shuttle mission's payload, consisting of an Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian-built Mini Research Module, were placed in Atlantis's...

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2010-04-15 06:15:00

During the next space shuttle mission, NASA will host two Tweetups to give the public an insider's look at the nation's space program. For a second time, NASA Twitter followers are invited to view a shuttle launch in person at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA is hosting the special Tweetup May 13-14. Shuttle Atlantis is targeted to launch at 2:19 p.m. EDT, May 14 on its STS-132 mission to the International Space Station. Once the mission has launched, NASA will host an...

2010-04-14 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the next space shuttle mission, NASA will host two Tweetups to give the public an insider's look at the nation's space program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) For a second time, NASA Twitter followers are invited to view a shuttle launch in person at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA is hosting the special Tweetup May 13-14. Shuttle Atlantis is targeted to launch at 2:19 p.m. EDT,...

2010-04-14 12:34:37

NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission, the final scheduled flight of space shuttle Atlantis, during a series of news briefings Monday, May 3, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and the agency's Web site will broadcast the briefings live. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA locations. Atlantis is targeted to launch May 14 on the STS-132 mission to the International Space Station. The shuttle will deliver the Russian-built Mini...

2010-04-11 07:50:52

Media are invited to cover space shuttle Atlantis' move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A and the STS-132 crew's launch dress rehearsal at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Rollout currently is scheduled for 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 20, but could move to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 19. The Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, or TCDT, and related training are scheduled from April 20-23. All times listed below are for an April 20 rollout. Media with permanent Kennedy...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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