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

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.”

2008-12-04 17:22:56

NASA astronaut Carl Walz is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector.

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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.


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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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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'.