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  • Remembering NASA astronaut Dale Gardner (1948–2014)

    SpaceFlight InsiderFebruary 23rd, 2014

    We bid farewell this week to former Naval pilot and NASA astronaut Dale Gardner, who died on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from a brain aneurysm – he was 65. During his NASA career, Gardner flew two shuttle missions: STS-8 in 1983 aboard Challenger and STS-51A in 1984 aboard Discovery. During these two missions, he logged more than 14 days in space. 

  • 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

    Jason RhianFebruary 8th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Two space shuttle veterans have been tapped to enter into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHoF). The announcement was made on Feb. 7 at the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The duo selected to enter the AHoF included the first astronaut to […]

  • Robonaut gets its ‘space’ legs

    Jason RhianDecember 12th, 2013

    NASA’s Robonaut, has been on orbit since 2011, when the crew of STS-133 delivered it to the International Space Station (ISS). However, the robotic explorer is only half the ‘bot’ that it could be. NASA has decided to correct this by providing Robonaut 2 or “R2” with legs. They are, however, not the type of legs […]