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2012-04-23 03:35:16

Space Shuttle Program Transition and Retirement managers met Sunday afternoon to again evaluate the weather forecast for Space Shuttle Enterprise's Ferry Flight to New York City´s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The group, in conjunction with Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum officials, deferred setting a date for the Ferry Flight until Monday. Managers will convene at 1 p.m. for the OV-101 Ferry Flight Readiness Review and again will evaluate the weather and system readiness...

2012-04-21 06:26:07

NASA's planned flight to New York City of space shuttle Enterprise atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until further notice due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, April 23. To ensure a safe flight for Enterprise and the SCA, NASA managers, in consultation with the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, decided Friday to delay the flight because of inclement weather predicted in both New York and Washington, where the flight will originate. Managers...

Discovery Flyover of DC Scheduled for April 17
2012-04-10 03:50:01

NASA's retired Space Shuttle Discovery will be flying over portions of Washington D.C. on the morning of April 17 as it travels en route to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where it will be displayed, the American space agency announced on Monday. The flight is scheduled to occur between 10am and 11am local time and will involve a modified Boeing 747 known as a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with the shuttle mounted on top of it, NASA and Space.com's Robert Z. Pearlman said....

2012-04-04 03:19:58

Events and operating hours for the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for space shuttle Discovery's departure. A NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified 747 jet, will transport Discovery to Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on Tuesday, April 17. Journalists are invited to cover the following events (all times are EDT): Tuesday, April 10 5:30 p.m. SCA arrival at Shuttle Landing Facility -- Arrive at Press Site by 4 p.m. for 4:30...

2012-04-03 06:21:26

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Events and operating hours for the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for space shuttle Discovery's departure. A NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified 747 jet, will transport Discovery to Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Va., on Tuesday, April 17. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Journalists are invited to cover the following events (all times are...

2012-03-15 13:00:00

Emirates Airline daily non-stop flights between Dubai to Washington, D.C. to begin in September Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 On Thursday, Emirates Airline, a Dubai-based national carrier of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), announced plans to initiate non-stop daily flight service between Dubai International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport in an e-mailed statement to the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and press. The new route, which is set to begin on...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- America's capital will soon enjoy enhanced international connections through a non-stop link to Emirates' global network, after the airline announced that it would start flights to Washington Dulles International Airport beginning on September 12, 2012. Emirates will operate the American manufactured Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft on its Washington, DC route, providing eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat beds in Business Class and 304 seats...

2012-03-11 06:52:36

NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will invite 30 of their social media followers to the first "NASA Social" on April 19 to welcome space shuttle Discovery to the national collection. Registration opens at noon EDT Thursday, March 15, and closes at noon Friday, March 16. Thirty participants will be selected randomly from online registrations. For more information on NASA Social and to register, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/social A NASA Social is an event for people...

2012-03-09 08:22:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will invite 30 of their social media followers to the first "NASA Social" on April 19 to welcome space shuttle Discovery to the national collection. Registration opens at noon EDT Thursday, March 15, and closes at noon Friday, March 16. Thirty participants will be selected randomly from online registrations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) For more...

2012-01-31 10:35:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today announced plans to launch year-round and seasonal service on several new routes to begin in the summer of 2012. "We continue to capitalize on the combined resources of United and Continental to create a network that gives our customers more flights to the places they want to go," said James Starnes, United's director of domestic planning. "The flexibility of our fleet allows us to...