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NASA takes delivery of 100th space shuttle external tank
It's been the backbone of the Space Shuttle for 18 years, and now the 100th Space Shuttle External Tank has been delivered to NASA. (1999-08-16)
Sverdrup Technology selected for Marshall Center contract
Sverdrup Technology, Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn., has been selected to provide engineering, science and technical services at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. (2000-10-05)
UAB space freezers deemed a success
Just as the first GLACIER is about to return to Earth with its science cargo, a second freezer will be installed in its place on the International Space Station. (2009-03-16)
First Flight Of New Space Shuttle Fuel Tank Set Next Week
A new Space Shuttle fuel tank developed to launch the International Space Station is scheduled for its maiden flight next week on the final U.S. mission to dock with Russia's Mir Space Station. (1998-05-28)
Goddard team develops new carriers for space station
In a partnership that exemplifies One NASA, engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., teamed up with engineers at NASA's Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers to design, build, and test five new ExPRESS Logistics Carriers, or ELCs, which will be delivered to the International Space Station. (2009-11-13)
NASA Completes Purchase Of Material For 60 Shuttle External Tanks
NASA and Lockheed Martin have completed negotiations on a $625.6 million dollar contract for 60 new lightweight Shuttle external tanks. (1999-04-28)
NIST shielding data help launch shuttle
As the National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans for the next launch of the space shuttle, a critical aspect of the program's safety is being assured by 5 million pieces of data collected recently by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. (2005-09-12)
New main engine promises even safer shuttle ride
The next Space Shuttle crew can expect an even safer ride into orbit, thanks to the completion of a new Space Shuttle Main Engine. (2001-04-25)
Chandra x-ray observatory status update 6/18
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is being installed in its transportation canister today, for transfer from the Vertical Processing Facility to the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., early next week. (1999-06-18)
18th International Academy of Astronautics Humans in Space Symposium
The 18th International Academy of Astronautics Humans in Space Symposium, hosted by the University of Houston and NASA, comes to Houston's Westin Galleria Hotel, April 11-15 to consider (2011-04-04)
NIST miniature refrigerator flies aboard current shuttle mission
The smallest cryocooler (a gaseous refrigeration device with no moving parts) in the world is in the (2001-12-07)
NRL researchers observe bright arctic clouds formed by exhaust from final space shuttle launch
Naval Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Michael Stevens is leading an international consortium of scientists in tracking the rapid transport of the exhaust plume from the final launch of the space shuttle in July 2011. (2012-08-28)
UI experiment to fly aboard space shuttle
When the Space Shuttle Columbia begins its scheduled five-day mission on July 19, it will carry a University of Iowa oxygen sensing system that may enable researchers to accurately monitor and study human cell growth and metabolism in space. (1999-07-16)
Nespoli focuses on complex mission
Later this year ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will serve as Mission Specialist on the STS-120 mission to the International Space Station. (2007-03-15)
Space plays havoc with your immune system
The stress of spaceflight weakens astronauts' immunity and increases the risk of passing infections to one another. (1999-06-09)
The astronaut's cookbook
Most people are intimately familiar with the awe-inspiring photos of space shuttle launches or images of the Earth from the International Space Station. (2009-11-13)
Discovery lands at Kennedy Space Center
Space Shuttle Discovery successfully landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, at 15:14 CEST (13:14 UT) today. (2006-07-17)
19th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology
Hundreds of researchers will gather in Huntsville, Ala., on Nov. (2003-11-07)
NASA team wins national space award
A NASA team has won a national space award for its work to lighten the weight of the space shuttle's external fuel tank. (1999-12-15)
Atlantis readies for Columbus mission
More than 500 years ago, the voyages of Christopher Columbus to the New World and the discoveries he made caused quite a stir throughout Europe. (2007-07-13)
Naval Research Laboratory's ANDE-2 deployed from Space Shuttle Endeavour
The Naval Research Laboratory's satellite suite, the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2 (ANDE-2), was deployed from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour on July 30, 2009. (2009-08-05)
Fruit flies aboard space shuttle subjects of UCF, UC Davis study on immunity and space
Fruit flies that traveled on the shuttle and others kept in a laboratory will be exposed to bacteria and fungi in post-landing tests by UCF and UC Davis researchers. (2006-06-27)
New Hubble Servicing Mission to upgrade instruments
After more than a decade of fascinating discoveries, the Hubble Space Telescope will soon be given the new beginning that it deserves. (2006-10-31)
ISS heads of agency meet at Kennedy Space Center
The heads of space agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 2 March 2006, to review International Space Station (ISS) cooperation and endorse a revision to the ISS configuration and assembly sequence. (2006-03-03)
Space shuttle carrying ND experiments to space station
The Space shuttle is carrying with it a Notre Dame experiment designed to isolate how each component of the low-earth orbit environment contributes to the overall degradation each material specimen. (2008-03-14)
Space Shuttle Flies Solar Instrument Developed At NCAR
The space shuttle Discovery, scheduled for takeoff Thursday, October 29, is carrying a white light coronograph (WLC), an instrument for studying the sun's corona, developed at the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. (1998-10-28)
COBRA engine, an option for Space Launch Initiative propulsion, completes milestone review
COBRA, one of the engines being considered for the next generation reusable launch vehicle, has recently completed its preliminary design review for NASA's Space Launch Initiative - a technology development effort to establish reliable, affordable space access. (2002-06-14)
NIST assists NASA in Columbia accident investigation
NIST has provided significant assistance to NASA in its investigation of the space shuttle Columbia disaster on Feb. (2003-05-28)
Second flight for ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang
ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang from Sweden has been assigned as a mission specialist onboard the 11-day STS-128 mission, currently scheduled for launch with Space Shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station on July 30, 2009. (2008-07-17)
Don't get sick on a space shuttle
As if an astronaut's life wasn't already filled with risks, two recent studies show that, in the event of an accident in space, the use of emergency medicine may put injured astronauts in even greater danger. (2000-04-25)
NASA asks Lehigh engineering students to analyze debris from failed Columbia shuttle
Seniors seek to determine how materials behave in the intense conditions of atmospheric re-entry, and why, during launch, pieces of insulating foam broke away from fuel tank. (2005-01-28)
Compact research freezers to debut in space
A pair of Endeavour-carried cryogenic freezers will boost the biological research capacity of the shuttle program and the International Space Station. (2008-11-13)
New Way To Make Astronauts Sleep
Astronauts seem to sleep best when covered in electrodes, according to the latest research into orbital insomnia. (1999-04-21)
Space station's 'Doorway to the Infinite' to depart NASA Marshall Sept. 13, bound for Florida
The International Space Station's Joint Airlock Module -- the gateway by which crewmembers will enter and exit the 470-ton orbiting research facility -- will leave the Marshall Center, bound for Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Sept. (2000-09-07)
First student-developed mission in which satellites orbit and communicate led by UT students
Two satellites designed and constructed by students at the Cockrell School of Engineering successfully separated in space March 22, completing the most crucial goal of the mission since its Nov. (2011-03-24)
ESA payloads feature on Space Shuttle research mission
European scientists will be 'turning off' the effects of gravity during the STS-107 Space Shuttle research mission this month in order to gain a better understanding of processes in medicine, technology and science. (2003-01-16)
ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter reports for duty onboard the ISS
Thanks to the resumption of Space Shuttle flights, the permanent crew of the International Space Station is now back up to three. (2006-07-07)
NASA to upgrade vital communications link
Technicians and engineers are completing final system checks and spacecraft inspections on the first of NASA's third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS). (2012-10-05)
New Hubble Servicing Mission to upgrade instruments
After more than a decade of fascinating discoveries, the Hubble Space Telescope will soon be given the new beginning it deserves. (2006-10-31)
Into space on thin air
A revolutionary new way of fuelling a space shuttle could one day make space tourism cheaper - and even safe enough to fly from commercial airports. (2001-02-13)
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