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STS-29
2012-03-24 09:31:31

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 13, 1989 at 9:67 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on March 18 at 6:35 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 80 times at an altitude of 184 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, and 50 seconds. The crew photographed Earth with a handheld IMAX...

STS-26
2012-03-24 09:27:30

In the first mission after the Challenger disaster Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 29, 1988 at 11:37 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on October 3 at 9:37 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 64 times at an altitude of 203 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 1.7 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 1 hour, 0 minutes, and 11 seconds....

Covey Richard O
2012-01-13 17:24:07

Richard Covey is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut. He was born Richard Oswalt Covey on August 1, 1946 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1964. He went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering sciences in 1968. One year later...

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.