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  • Insider Interview: Nicole Stott talks leaving NASA, orbital artistry

    Jason RhianJuly 26th, 2015

    Nicole P. Stott, a space flight veteran, having flown to orbit twice on NASA’s now-retired Space Shuttle Discovery, has decided to depart the agency so she can follow other pursuits. She is not walking away from promoting the benefits of space exploration or inspiring the next generation of engineers and astronauts who will ride fire to orbit.

  • Nicole Stott retires from NASA after 27 years of service

    Joe LatrellJune 5th, 2015

    Astronaut Nicole Passonno Stott, a 27 year veteran with NASA, is retiring from the space agency. Stott flew two space missions to the International Space Station (ISS ) including a long-duration stay on board the orbiting lab. Stott will now be pursuing a career as a full-time artist. She also plans to be an advocate for science, […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: remembering STS-128, five years later

    Heather SmithAugust 29th, 2014

    On August 29, 2009, space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 11:59 pm EDT (0359 GMT) with the STS-128 crew onboard. Led by Commander Rick Sturckow and Pilot Kevin Ford, the crew included Jose Hernandez, Danny Olivas, Nicole Stott, Christer Fuglesang, and Patrick Forrester as mission specialists. Discovery carried the Leonardo Multi-Purpose […]