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2012-01-19 12:08:37

Construction on Space Shuttle Atlantis' permanent home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is now underway. NASA broke ground on Wednesday to officially launch construction of a new 65,000-square-foot exhibit at the complex's Space Shuttle Plaza, where Atlantis will be held. "It is an honor to create the home for space shuttle Atlantis and to work with NASA to tell its story to the world," Jeremy Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of Delaware North...

2011-06-30 16:30:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis launches on Friday, July 8, it will be the last in the 30-year history of the space shuttle program. Chabot Space & Science Center is hosting an event for space flight enthusiasts to experience the launch together on the giant screen in Chabot's MegaDome Theater and throughout the Center. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the launch and the significance of space shuttle program....

2010-07-03 00:15:00

An unmanned Russian cargo ship carrying supplies for the International Space Station was forced to abort its docking procedure after a faulty radio link was discovered moments before the ship made contact with the station on Friday, US and Russian space officials said. The glitch occurred about 25 minutes before the Progress cargo ship was due to automatically dock itself at a berthing slip on the station's Zvezda module, scheduled for 20:58 Moscow time (1658 GMT). Instead, Progress floated...

2010-04-15 09:00:00

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- UTC Power and Hamilton Sundstrand, United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) companies, today will celebrate the end of an era when they ship the last Space Shuttle Orbiter fuel cell powerplant to United Space Alliance, NASA's prime shuttle contractor. Hundreds of employees and retirees will gather at UTC Power to mark the important milestone. Every manned space mission since 1966 has used fuel cell power plants built and maintained by...

2008-02-20 09:05:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- These are busy times in space. The space shuttle Atlantis glided to a safe landing at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:07a.m. Wednesday, giving the Navy the green light to shoot down a runaway spy satellite before it falls on its own, possibly on a populated area. Moments after the landing, the Pentagon announced that the window of opportunity now was open for its attempt to hit the low orbiting satellite with a missile, though poor weather at sea might delay the effort...

Latest STS-74 Reference Libraries

2012-05-12 09:29:42

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 12 at 7:30 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on November 20, 1995 at 12:01 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 129 times at an altitude of 213 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 3.4 million miles. The mission lasted 8 days, 4 hours, 30 minutes, and 44 seconds. STS-74 marked the second docking of a U.S. Space Shuttle to the Russian Space Station Mir, continuing Phase I activities leading to construction of International...

2012-05-12 09:25:13

Atlantis launched from Kennedy Space Center on June 27, 1995 at 3:32 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 7 at 10:54 AM EDT. The shuttle orbited 153 times at an altitude of 170 nautical miles at an inclination of 51.6 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 19 hours, 22 minutes, and 17 seconds. STS-71 marked a number of historic firsts in human spaceflight: 100th U.S. human space launch conducted from the Cape; first U.S. space shuttle-Russian Space Station Mir...

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