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News Archive / Tagged: Space Shuttle Endeavour

  • NASA, Orbital ATK provide boosters for Endeavour exhibit

    Jason RhianMarch 31st, 2017

    Not everyone had the chance to see the Space Shuttle fully stacked with its external tank and SRBs; those that have usually came away awestruck at the power and size of the vehicle. Soon, guests who visit the California Science Center will have the opportunity to walk away with similar feelings, and it's partly thanks to the efforts of NASA and Orbital ATK.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: SPARTAN flies high with STS-72

    Collin SkocikJanuary 11th, 2016

    On Jan. 11, 1996, Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted off from NASA's Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on STS-72 – a mission, among other things, that was sent aloft to retrieve a Japanese satellite and return it to Earth.

  • Skywalking: STS-68 preflight – getting ready for Space Radar Lab 2

    Tom JonesOctober 17th, 2015

    Throughout our training syllabus, we were guided through the frantic schedule of classes and simulator sessions by our training team. Without their expertise, we would never have been ready in time for our planned Aug. 18 launch date.

  • Looking back as Intelsat 603 mission ends in satellite “graveyard”

    Collin SkocikFebruary 26th, 2015

    Intelsat 603 has officially reached its end. For 23 years, the Intelsat 603 satellite, or IS-603, relayed telephone calls using HS-376-type transponders which could relay an estimated 120,000 telephone calls at the same time. In January of 2013, the satellite was deactivated and was removed from geostationary orbit (GEO), but it was another two years before it was […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: STS-97 turns on the light

    Heather SmithNovember 30th, 2014

    On Nov. 30, 2000, space shuttle Endeavour lifted-off from Launch Complex 39B at 10:06 p.m. EST (0306 GMT) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida bringing a crew of five along with her. Led by commander Brent Jett, the STS-97 crew would embark on an eleven day journey to the International Space Station, meeting with the […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: The imperfect flight of STS-113

    Heather SmithNovember 23rd, 2014

    Twelve years ago today on Nov. 23, 2002, Space Shuttle Endeavour lifted-off at 7:49 p.m. EST (1149 GMT) from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Aboard the shuttle, the crew was ready to carry out the 112th mission of the program. Led by commander Jim Wetherbee, the crew included pilot Paul Lockhart, and mission […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: A rare view of Endeavour

    Heather SmithMay 25th, 2014

    Three years ago, on May 23, 2011, Paolo Nespoli took the first pictures of a shuttle docked to the International Space Station (ISS) from the perspective of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Not only was this the first picture of  Endeavour docked to the ISS, it was also the first image of any shuttle docked to the station […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: Endeavour’s Final Voyage

    Heather SmithMay 16th, 2014

    On this day in 2011, space shuttle Endeavour took its final voyage to space carrying aboard six astronauts, two critical instruments for the International Space Station, and four major milestones.

  • ISS officials looking into space station’s recent power failure

    James TuttenMay 10th, 2014

    Flight controllers working on Earth for the International Space Station (ISS) are investigating a power failure that occurred in the space station’s 3A power channel on Thursday, May 8. NASA officials have stated that the power issue will not impact the departure of the Expedition 39 crewmembers on Tuesday, May 13. The space agency also […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: Endeavour’s maiden voyage

    Heather SmithMay 7th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — On May 7, 1992, Space Shuttle Endeavour roared aloft on her maiden voyage. The crew of Endeavour’s STS-49 mission captured and repaired Intelsat VI, which had been stranded in an unusable orbit since its launch atop a Titan rocket in March of 1990. Over the course of 3 spacewalks, the satellite […]

  • Introducing the 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees: Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 4th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Rainy weather could not dampen spirits at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during the 2014 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductions. Yesterday, a crowd gathered underneath the Space Shuttle Atlantis to honor two distinguished American Astronauts – Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross. If you have had the opportunity to visit the Space Shuttle […]

  • NASA Expedition 39 crew conduct successful, speedy spacewalk

    Britt RawcliffeApril 23rd, 2014

    Only three days after the International Space Station (ISS) received their supplies from SpaceX’s Dragon capsule on Easter, Expedition 39 astronauts hurried to replace a backup computer relay system today. Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson ventured outside to the space station’s truss at 9:56 a.m. EDT which marked the start of the spacewalk.