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2013-02-21 16:21:07

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex marked yet another major milestone today in the construction of its 90,000-square-foot, $100 million home for space shuttle Atlantis by announcing the official name and visual identity for the exhibit, as well as the grand opening date of June 29, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130221/NY64531-a )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130221/NY64531LOGO-b ) (Logo:...

2013-02-09 10:09:12

NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites. The first-of-its-kind demonstration was performed during the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) aboard the International Space Station. "This achievement is a major step forward in servicing satellites," said Frank Cepollina, associate director of the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md....

2013-02-08 16:20:25

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites. The first-of-its-kind demonstration was performed during the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "This achievement is a major step forward in servicing satellites," said Frank Cepollina,...

NASA Set To Demonstrate Robotic Refueling Mission
2013-01-15 13:33:16

[Watch Video: RRM Day One - Captured] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA is about to take a new step in advancing robotic satellite-servicing technologies by testing the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). The space agency's investigation could impact the satellites that deliver products Americans rely on daily, such as weather reports, cell phones and television news. Controllers will be using the International Space Station's (ISS) remotely operated...

Leadership Changes At Glenn And Johnson Announced By NASA
2012-11-16 16:51:52

NASA NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced leadership changes Friday for the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Johnson Space Center in Houston. James Free will succeed Ramon (Ray) Lugo as Glenn's center director when Lugo retires in January. Free has served as Glenn's deputy director since January 2011. Ellen Ochoa will succeed Michael Coats as Johnson's center director when Coats retires at the end of the year. Ochoa has served as Johnson's deputy director since...

2012-11-16 12:20:40

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced leadership changes Friday for the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Johnson Space Center in Houston. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) James Free will succeed Ramon (Ray) Lugo as Glenn's center director when Lugo retires in January. Free has served as Glenn's deputy director since January 2011. Ellen Ochoa will succeed Michael Coats as Johnson's center...

2012-11-13 12:21:22

HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage as three of the crew members on the International Space Station come back to Earth Sunday, Nov. 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams of NASA, Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Russian Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko will undock their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft from the station, heading for a...

2012-11-02 19:20:17

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Atlantis arrived today at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to begin its new mission as the dramatically displayed centerpiece of a $100 million exhibit scheduled to open in July 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121102/NY05650 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120518/NY09986LOGO-b ) Atlantis completed its historic final journey - the last of any of NASA's space shuttles - with NASA officials...

2012-10-30 11:21:43

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) At 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Nov. 1, NASA TV's media channel will air a news briefing about the transformation of Kennedy Space Center to a multiuser spaceport. The briefing participants are:--...

2012-10-30 11:54:03

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. At 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Nov. 1, NASA TV's media channel will air a news briefing about the transformation of Kennedy Space Center to a multiuser spaceport. The briefing participants are: -- Lisa Colloredo, associate manager, Commercial Crew Program -- Scott Colloredo, chief architect, Ground Systems...


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Rex Walheim
2012-10-27 13:23:11

Rex Walheim is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Rex Joseph Walheim on October 10, 1962 in Redwood City, California. He graduated from San Carlos High School in 1980 and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Upon his graduation, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. The following April, he was assigned to work as a missile warning operations crew...

Christopher Ferguson
2012-09-17 09:35:02

Chris Ferguson is a retired United States Navy Captain and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Christopher J. Ferguson on September 1, 1961 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, He attended Archbishop Ryan High School and then went on to Drexel University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1984. Two years later he earned his Naval Aviator wings in NAS Kingsville, Texas after being commissioned from the Navy ROTC program at the University of Pennsylvania....

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