Quantcast

Latest STS-62-A Stories

2006-01-17 08:14:17

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronaut Mike Mullane has flown on the shuttle three times and would go again in a heartbeat, but in a new memoir he called this ship the most dangerous spacecraft humans have ever ridden. NASA's bureaucracy helped make it that way, he said, by discouraging questions about safety and other matters. Astronauts deserve some share of responsibility too, Mullane said in a Reuters interview about his book "Riding Rockets," published this...


Latest STS-62-A Reference Libraries

sts-27
2012-03-24 09:29:52

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1988 at 9:30 AM EST and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 6 at 3:36 PM PST. The shuttle orbited 68 times at a classified altitude at an angle of 57 degrees and travelled 1.8 million miles. The mission lasted 4 days, 9 hours, 5 minutes, and 37 seconds. This was the third mission dedicated to the Department of Defense and details of the shuttle mission activities are classified.  The launch set for December 1 during a...

Robert Crippen
2012-01-17 18:03:01

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...

More Articles (2 articles) »
Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
Related