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GREENBELT, Md., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host a media event to highlight its role in the final space shuttle flight, currently targeted for launch on July 8. The media day will be held from 9 a.m.
It was 30 years ago this week that NASA ushered in a new era of spaceflight with the inaugural launch of space shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981, setting the pace for three decades of monumental leaps in environmental and space science achievements.
Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 1984 at 858 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 13, 1984 at 5:38 AM PST. The shuttle orbited 108 times at an altitude of 313 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. This mission was the first to accomplish a direct ascent trajectory. The astronauts repaired the Solar Max satellite while in orbit during a spacewalk. This was the first use of the IMAX camera, which was part of...
Robert Crippen is an engineer, a retired United States Navy Captain, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Laurel Crippen on September 11, 1937 in Beaumont, Texas. He was raised in Texas and graduated from New Caney High School, and then went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1960. Crippen was commissioned through the United States Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School Program, and became...
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