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2011-01-19 12:28:31

Media Teleconference scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CST NASA selected astronaut Steve Bowen as a mission specialist on STS-133, the next space shuttle mission planned for launch on Feb. 24. Bowen replaces astronaut Tim Kopra, who was injured in a bicycle accident over the weekend. The agency will hold a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to discuss the change in crew personnel. The teleconference panelists are: -- Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space...

2011-01-19 11:35:00

Media Teleconference scheduled for 3:30 p.m. CST HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA selected astronaut Steve Bowen as a mission specialist on STS-133, the next space shuttle mission planned for launch on Feb. 24. Bowen replaces astronaut Tim Kopra, who was injured in a bicycle accident over the weekend. The agency will hold a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to discuss the change in crew personnel. (Logo:...

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2011-01-17 05:45:00

Astronaut Tim Kopra, scheduled to be lead spacewalker on space shuttle Discovery next month, was hurt Saturday in a bicycle accident that could impact his space duties; Kopra's injuries were not life-threatening. "However, there could be an impact to his duties for shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission," the agency said in a statement. "That possibility still is being evaluated," NASA said. Details of the accident were not available due to privacy concerns, NASA said on its website. These...

2010-10-25 13:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to begin an 11-day mission to the International Space Station with a launch at 4:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 1, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-133 mission is Discovery's final scheduled flight. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Discovery's launch date was announced Monday at the...

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2010-10-25 13:50:00

NASA reported today that space shuttle Discovery is no longer leaking and is ready for its launch next week. Technicians replaced a pair of seals over the weekend in a fuel line on Discovery that had been leaking.  NASA said the repairs seem to have solved the issue. Discovery will embark upon the STS-133 mission to bring equipment and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).  Some of the equipment includes important spare parts to the International Space Station, along...

2010-09-29 08:41:05

NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission, the final flight of shuttle Discovery and the next to last scheduled shuttle flight, during a series of news briefings Thursday, Oct. 21, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the briefings live. Reporters will be able to ask questions from participating NASA locations. Discovery is targeted to launch Nov. 1 on the 11-day STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. The...

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2009-09-19 07:45:00

NASA has assigned the crew for the last scheduled space shuttle mission, targeted to launch in September 2010. The flight to the International Space Station will carry a pressurized logistics module to the station. Veteran shuttle commander and retired Air Force Col. Steven W. Lindsey will command the eight-day mission, designated STS-133. Air Force Col. Eric A. Boe will serve as the pilot; it will be his second flight as a shuttle pilot. Mission Specialists are shuttle mission veteran Air...

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2009-09-08 06:45:00

The astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery have wrapped up their work in space together. The crews of the two spacecraft bid each other farewell and closed the hatches between them at 10:41 p.m. CDT. With eight days of joint operations between the spacecraft complete, Discovery is scheduled to undock from the station at 2:26 p.m. Tuesday. Today the crews completed the last major activity before undocking. They exited the Leonardo...

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2009-08-31 07:05:00

The Space Shuttle Discovery docked with the International Space Station at 7:54 p.m. delivering more than seven tons of cargo and a new crew member to the International Space Station and its Expedition 20 crew. Discovery Commander Rick Sturckow carefully guided the 100-ton orbiter to a docking with the 350-ton station as the two spacecraft flew 220 miles above the northeast Atlantic Ocean approaching southern England. Prior to docking at a distance of 600 feet, Sturckow "“ with...

2009-08-29 01:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines will be critical to the success of the STS-128 mission following this evening's launch to the International Space Station. Aerojet engines are used for on-orbit operations, space station reboost and during landing. On this 13-day mission, the STS-128 crew will deliver needed supplies to the Station and conduct three space walks. Mission Specialist Nicole Stott will...


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2012-01-17 16:01:20

Timothy Creamer is a NASA astronaut as well as a Colonel in the United States Army. He was born Timothy "TJ" Creamer on November 15, 1959 in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, but he was raised in Maryland. He graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Maryland in 1978, and then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Loyola College in 1982. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program. In August 1983, after attending the...

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