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2014-06-20 11:21:56

NASA NASA has bid farewell to two veteran astronauts who have retired after a combined 66 years of federal service. David Leestma has retired after more than 44 years of government service. A veteran of three spaceflights, Leestma served as a space shuttle mission specialist on STS-41G in 1984, STS-28 in 1989 and STS-45 in 1992. Before joining NASA, Leestma served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot and flew missions in the Mediterranean/North Atlantic areas while assigned to the USS John...

2014-03-07 23:00:28

Bear Ride to Accept Honor and Award On Her Sister’s Behalf; Sally Called “An Inspiration for Girls of All Ages” San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Today, the Women in Aviation, International (WAI) inducted four new women into its International Pioneer Hall of Fame, with Sally Ride—America’s first woman in space—joining Nancy Currie, Beryl Markham, and Sheila Scott as honorees. These women are being honored at WAI's 25th Annual International Conference, to be held March...

NASA Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of First American Woman In Space: Sally Ride
2013-06-19 08:56:24

[WATCH VIDEO: Sally Ride Anniversary] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly into space after securing a spot aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7 on June 18, 1983. Her goals captured the attention of the nation, inspiring women everywhere to break barriers. Ride was one of three specialists on STS-7 and was instrumental in helping the crew deploy communication satellites, conduct experiments and make use of...

Sally Ride Tribute Taking Place Monday
2013-05-19 05:23:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA will be celebrating the life of the famous female astronaut Sally Ride on Monday in Washington DC at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The space agency said this celebration will highlight Ride's contribution and the legacies she left behind after passing away last July. Attendees will be treated to talents from Patti Austin, Damian Kulash of the band OK Go, Twyla Tharp, Maria Shriver and Billie Jean King....


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2012-03-10 08:37:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 5, 1984 at 7:03 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on October 13 at 12:26 PM EDT. The shuttle orbited 133 times at an altitude of 218 nautical miles at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 3.3 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes, and 38 seconds. This was the first mission to include two women, Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan. Sullivan became the first woman to walk in space. The mission also carried seven...

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2012-03-03 12:39:01

The second flight of Challenger was launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 18, 1983 at 7:33 AM (EDT) and landed on June 24, 1983 at 6:56 AM (PDT). Challenger orbited 98 times at an altitude ranging from 160-170 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 2.5 million miles.  The mission duration was 6 days, 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 59 seconds. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on this mission. Two Indonesian communications satellites were deployed....

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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