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News Archive / Tagged: STS-68

  • 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.

  • Skywalking: Food for thought… just before liftoff

    Tom JonesSeptember 19th, 2015

    In a tradition dating back to Alan Shepard’s first U.S. spaceflight in 1961, astronauts are served a favorite meal before suiting up and heading to the launch pad – and into space.