All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Space Shuttle’

NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Being Reassembled in Houston

For decades the space shuttle program was the crown jewel of NASA’s space initiative. Dozens of astronauts were launched into orbit inside the reusable space shuttles, returning weeks later inside the shuttles, which were designed to glide in for a plane-like landing. After landing, the space shuttles were carried back to Kennedy Space Center on one of two specially-modified Boeing …

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Challenger Disaster: Amazing New Photos

On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle was launched on a live broadcast. 73 seconds after the shuttle was launched, it broke apart and killed all 7 crew members. A recovery operation was able to locate many pieces of the shuttle and an investigation determined that the disaster had been caused by a faulty O-ring seal. The Challenger disaster …

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands in $100m Museum

Space Shuttle Atlantis has landed in its final resting place. Well, technically, it’s suspended three stories up, so, absent some disaster, it won’t be touching down again any time soon. The last of the shuttles to go into orbit, Atlantis is now on display in a $100 million dollar facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft is …

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NASA to Remember Fallen Astronauts on February 1

NASA announced today that its yearly “Day of Remembrance” for fallen astronauts will be held on February 1. The date marks the 10th anniversary of the day the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Flags at NASA facilities will be flown at half-staff on that day. The tribute will be used to honor the astronauts who …

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NASA And Craig Technologies Sign 5 Year Space Act Agreement

Today it was announced that NASA and Craig Technologies have signed a five-year, non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement which will have NASA loaning 1,600 pieces of space shuttle era equipment to Craig Technologies. The agreement will have Craig Technologies maintain an inventory of unique processing and manufacturing equipment for future mission support at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “This …

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A Brief History of the Space Shuttle Discovery

The space shuttle Discovery arrived at the Smithsonian today after a short flight from Dulles Airport. NASA officially handed over the shuttle to the National Air and Space Museum in a symbolic end to an era of federal funded American space exploration. As you can see from the infographic by FedTech, Discovery flew in 39 missions into outer space. It’s …

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