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News Archive / Tagged: STS-133

  • 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, […]

  • Women in Space: Nicole Stott – More than 100 Days on orbit

    J.D. TaylorApril 29th, 2015

    We interviewed Dr. Nicole Marie Passonno Stott, an American engineer and a NASA astronaut with more than 100 days of space experience. Dr. Stott joined NASA in 1988, as an Operations Engineer in the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida. In July of 2000, she was selected as a mission […]

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Discovery’s triumphant, final return

    Andy SokolMarch 9th, 2014

    KENNEDY Space Center, Fla — Three years ago today, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery completed its final mission, STS-133 at Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida. It marked the 39th, and final, time that the history-making spacecraft would take to the black. The crew of six consisted of space flight veterans: Commander Steve Lindsey, […]

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Discovery’s last

    Andy SokolFebruary 24th, 2014

    Three years ago this day, space shuttle Discovery roared aloft a pillar of fame – and into the history books. On Feb. 24, 2011, the orbiter was launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a mission to the International Space Station with a crew of six. When the shuttle landed at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility […]

  • 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 […]