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2012-01-24 04:12:01

[ Watch the Video ] A simple, plastic plaque left inside space shuttle Atlantis following the last mission of NASA´s shuttle program is a priceless tribute to the work force, said one of the managers who worked with the spacecraft for more than 20 years. "I was just overwhelmed with joy first that they left it and humbled that they thought of us," said Walter "Buddy" Mckenzie, who manages the forward and midbody sections of Atlantis for United Space Alliance, or USA. The plaque...

2011-07-21 05:39:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wrapping up 30 years of unmatched achievements and blazing a trail for the next era of U.S. human spaceflight, NASA's storied Space Shuttle Program came to a "wheels stop" on Thursday at the conclusion of its 135th mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Shuttle Atlantis and its four-astronaut crew glided home for the final time, ending a 13-day journey of more than five million miles with a landing at...

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2011-07-21 07:40:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) made its final landing back on Earth at NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 5:57 a.m. EDT, ending an era that saw the launches of 135 space shuttles in the past 30 years. "After serving the world for 30 years, the space shuttle has found its place in history," said Christopher Ferguson, the astronaut who commanded Atlantis' final mission, by radio to mission control. The shuttle came to rest at 5:58 a.m. EDT. At wheels stop, the mission's elapsed time was 12...

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2011-07-11 07:06:59

Space shuttle Atlantis docked with the International Space Station (ISS) for the final time on Sunday, bringing the 30-year, $200 billion legacy of the venerable NASA craft one step closer to a close."¨Reporting from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Irene Klotz of Reuters wrote that the STS-135 commander, Chris Ferguson, docked in the ISS Harmony node shortly just a few minutes after 11am EDT."¨At 12:47pm, the four-person crew (Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus...

2011-07-10 16:11:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that after 30 years of partnership with NASA, its engines have contributed to the final docking of the space shuttle to the International Space Station (ISS). Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) completed its on-orbit operations and successful docking this morning. Embarking on its 33rd flight, Atlantis lifted off on July 8 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Space Shuttle Atlantis,...

2011-07-08 12:52:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle program is underway, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company (LMSSC) has played a significant role from the very beginning. In addition to important shuttle systems that were a part of every flight, the company has had payloads on at least 30 missions that included spacecraft, satellites, instruments, telescopes, experiments, and various components. "NASA's space shuttle has transformed...

2011-07-08 12:12:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an awesome display of technology and immense power that capped a 30-year legacy of boosting orbiters into space, three Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) today successfully powered the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis on the program's final flight to the International Space Station (ISS). The SSME is the only fully reusable high-performance rocket engine rated for human spaceflight, having delivered the majority of U.S. astronauts into...

2011-07-08 10:45:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully lifted off Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center today, marking the final Space Shuttle launch of the program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080407/LAM060LOGO) "The STS-135 mission will cap a remarkable program full of unparalleled accomplishments. The employees of United Space Alliance are intensely proud of the important role they have played in processing, launching, and...

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2011-07-05 12:15:00

NASA's weather officer said on Tuesday that showers and thunderstorms could delay this weeks' final launch for space shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis is set to usher out the space shuttle program Friday on July 8 at 11:26 a.m. with four U.S. astronauts on board a 12-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The flight will be the last by a U.S. shuttle, ending the 30-year program and leaving a gap in U.S. human spaceflight.  However, growing weather concerns could cause this...

2011-06-30 15:46:00

HAMPTON, Va., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 30-year era in space travel will come to an end with Friday's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. The STS-135 mission is set to lift off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:26 a.m., Friday, July 8, and return 12 days later. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) For engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center the shuttle program started even earlier - more than 10 years before - as NASA...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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