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Eyes To The Sky: NASA T-38 Aircraft To Fly Over Washington Metro Area Today
2012-04-05 03:20:17

NASA, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, will conduct training and photographic flights on Thursday, April 5, over the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Two T-38 training jets will fly approximately 1,500 feet above Washington between 9:30 and 11 a.m. EDT to photograph the area. T-38 aircraft have been used for years to train pilots. Years before the space shuttle would glide home to a safe touchdown on runways in California and Florida, astronauts pitched the...

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2011-04-26 06:45:00

Steven Siceloff, NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center Years before the space shuttle would glide home to a safe touchdown on runways in California and Florida, astronauts pitched the noses of T-38 jet trainers toward the same runways to find out what it would look like to land a spacecraft in such a way. The T-38 remains a fixture for astronaut training more than 30 years later because the sleek, white jets make pilots and mission specialists think quickly in changing situations, mental...

2010-09-30 14:43:00

Second Space Flight for Mission Specialists Alvin Drew and Nicole Stott DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery's final launch will be a landmark event for Embry-Riddle - the first time that two of its alumni will serve together in space. U.S. Air Force Col. B. Alvin Drew Jr. and Nicole P. Stott are assigned as mission specialists on the STS-133 flight to the International Space Station (ISS), the second space flight for both of them....

2010-08-18 08:27:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut and Little League coach Terry Virts will be honored at this year's Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, Pa. on Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at Volunteer Stadium. During his visit, Virts will make other appearances to educate and excite Williamsport youth about space exploration and NASA science research and technology that benefits life on Earth. Details of his appearances include: (Logo:...

2010-04-20 08:53:41

NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 astronauts for a visit from Tuesday, April 20, through Friday, April 23. The crew wrapped up a 14-day journey in space of almost 5.7 million miles on Feb. 21. Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken will share mission highlights with NASA employees, school children, college students and the general public while in the...

2010-04-20 07:53:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 astronauts for a visit from Tuesday, April 20, through Friday, April 23. The crew wrapped up a 14-day journey in space of almost 5.7 million miles on Feb. 21. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Commander George Zamka, Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialists Kathryn Hire, Stephen Robinson, Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken will...

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2010-02-17 06:40:00

Endeavour Pilot Terry Virts opened the windows one at a time early Wednesday, giving spacewalkers Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick an early look into the International Space Station's room with a view that they had helped install. Behnken and Patrick wrapped up their third and final planned spacewalk, a 5-hour, 48-minute excursion, at 2:03 a.m. CST. They completed all of their planned tasks, removing insulation blankets and removing launch restraint bolts from each of the cupola's seven...

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2010-02-15 06:30:00

The International Space Station's new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships. Relocation of the cupola from Tranquility's forward port to its new location was completed at 12:31 a.m. CST. Endeavour Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire and Pilot Terry Virts moved the cupola, operating the station's Canadarm2 from controls in the U.S. laboratory, Destiny. Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams operated the latches and bolts...

2010-02-11 08:32:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students in elementary and middle schools nationwide will have their questions about space answered live on Feb. 14 by space shuttle astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The students, who attend nine NASA Explorer Schools nationwide, submitted their questions to NASA via video. Space shuttle Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire will answer the students'...

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2010-02-11 09:30:00

Students in elementary and middle schools nationwide will have their questions about space answered live on Feb. 14 by space shuttle astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth. The students, who attend nine NASA Explorer Schools nationwide, submitted their questions to NASA via video. Space shuttle Pilot Terry Virts and Mission Specialist Kathryn Hire will answer the students' questions on NASA TV. The call is targeted for 10:34 p.m. to 10:54 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 14, but could take place...


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Terry W. Virts, Jr.
2012-10-27 14:11:12

Terry W. Virts, Jr. is a Colonel in the United States Air Force and an active American astronaut. Virts was born on December 1, 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, Massachusetts and graduated 1985. He enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy, where he graduated with honors in 1989, receiving his Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He then attended the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he once again graduated with honors in 1997,...

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