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Guy Bluford Celebrates 30th Anniversary As First African-American In Space
2013-08-31 07:32:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When Guy Bluford, now 70, was first accepted into NASA’s astronaut training program in 1978, he never dreamed of becoming the first African-American to go to space. He said his only desire “was to make a contribution to the program.” Now, 30 years after making a ground-breaking historic flight as part of NASA’s STS-8 mission, Bluford recalls the rain-soaked, early Friday morning of August 30, 1983, when he was strapped in...

2008-12-04 17:22:56

Walz most recently served as director for the Advanced Capabilities Division in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. In the division, he played a key role in developing technologies that will lead to greater capabilities in robotic and human exploration of the solar system. He oversaw work in many fields, including nuclear power and propulsion, human adaptation to spaceflight, and lunar exploration. Many of these programs will help humans return to...

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2008-12-04 12:42:21

The U.S. space agency says one of its veteran astronauts, Carl Walz, is resigning to take an unspecified job in the private sector. Walz most recently served as director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Advanced Capabilities Division. NASA owes a great debt to Carl Walz for his service as an astronaut and the expertise and perspective he has shared with us in the Advanced Capabilities Division, said Doug Cooke, associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission...


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2012-05-12 08:59:17

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 12, 1993 at 7:45 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on September 22 at 3:56 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 157 times at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 20 hours, 11 minutes, and 11 seconds. One of two primary payloads, Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS) was deployed on flight day one. About 45 minutes after ACTS deploy, attached Transfer Orbit Stage (TOS) booster -...

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2012-03-24 09:47:21

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on April 24, 1990 at 8:33 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on April 29 at 6:49 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 80 times at an altitude of 330 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 2.1 million miles. The mission lasted 5 days, 1 hour, 16 minutes, and 6 seconds. This mission launched the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Telescope in its time in service has changed the way we look at space and given us a visual...

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2012-03-10 09:03:45

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on August 27, 19885 at 6:58 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on September 3 at 6:15 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 242 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The launch scheduled for August 24 was scrubbed at T-5 minutes due to thunderstorms in the vicinity. The launch scheduled for August 25 was delayed when the orbiter's number five on-board general purpose...

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2012-03-10 08:59:47

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 17, 1985 at 7:33 AM EDT and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on June 24 at 6:11 AM PDT. The shuttle orbited 112 times at an altitude of 209 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 2.9 million miles. The mission lasted 7 days, 1 hour, 38 minutes, and 52 seconds. Three communications satellites, all attached to the Payload Assist Module-D (PAM-D) motors, were deployed: MORELOS-A for Mexico; ARABSAT-A, for Arab...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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