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Microorganisms are invisible to the naked eye. Healthy human adults have ten times as many microbial cells as human cells inside their bodies. Countless more microbes populate the environment around us, which means when astronauts launch into space, a microbial entourage follows.
NASA Television will provide live coverage of events surrounding space shuttle Atlantis' move to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida for permanent public display.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final flight of space shuttle Discovery lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 4:53 p.m. EST Thursday to deliver a new module and critical supplies to the International Space Station.
HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when many mature industries are declining nationwide, Virginia's aerospace research and technology industry has four times the concentration of high-paying jobs as the national average, a significant competitive advantage for the Commonwealth.
NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Atlantis' STS-132 astronauts and International Space Station Expedition 22 and 23 Flight Engineer TJ Creamer for a visit Monday, July 26, through Thursday, July 29.
NASA and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business invite the public to a discussion with the most recent space shuttle crew to fly in space at 6:30 pm EDT on Monday, July 26.
Space shuttle Atlantis thundered away from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on May 5, 2010 at 2:20 pm.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and six astronauts ended a 12-day journey of more than 4.8 million miles with an 8:48 a.m. EDT landing Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Three Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on a mission to deliver the Russian Rassvet Mini-Research Module to the International Space Station.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Dominic Antonelli is a NASA astronaut. He was born Dominic Anthony Antonelli on August 23, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan. He was raised both Indiana and North Carolina. He graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and then received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A couple years later he earned a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington. Antonelli served...
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