Atlantis STS-135 Crew at the American Museum of Natural History, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. EDT Live Online
Come celebrate the historic Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-135 mission, which marks the end of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, and welcome the mission’s four astronauts Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim. At their first New York public appearance since completing the mission on July 21, the astronauts will speak briefly about their experiences and answer questions from children in the audience.
August 16, 2011 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Cullman Hall of the Universe, lower level
This event will be streamed live online. Viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter by using hashtag #AstroAMNH.
Oct. 14, 2009
Johnson Space Center, Houston
MEDIA ADVISORY: M09-198
NASA TELEVISION TO BROADCAST CARGO SHIP ARRIVAL AT SPACE STATION
HOUSTON -- The residents of the International Space Station will
receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies at 8:41 p.m. CDT on
Saturday, Oct. 17. NASA Television's coverage of the ship's arrival
at the station will begin at 8:15 p.m.
The Russian ISS Progress 35 cargo ship, filled with more than two tons
of supplies for the station, is set to launch from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:14 p.m. There
will be no television coverage of the launch.
Expedition 21 Commander Frank De Winne and Flight Engineers Jeff
Williams, Nicole Stott, Roman Romanenko, Max Suraev and Bob Thirsk
will observe the event from aboard the station as the unpiloted craft
automatically docks to the station's Pirs Docking Compartment.
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Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:07:51 AM EDT
Space shuttle Atlantis began its move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:38 a.m. EDT. The 3.4-mile journey of the crawler-transporter with the shuttle stacked on top is expected to take about six hours.
At NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, the STS-129 astronauts are rehearsing orbit maneuvers today in the fixed base simulator.
The simulator mimics the dials and controls of the shuttle along with monitors that animate a view from outside the shuttle’s window. Johnson technicians program the simulator’s software to throw various problem situations at the crew to make sure they can cope with anything while in flight.
Meanwhile, the Space Shuttle Program’s Flight Readiness Review, or FRR, is scheduled for Oct. 20 and 21. The executive-level FRR with NASA managers to set an official launch date is planned for Oct. 29 and will be held at Kennedy.