NASA is offering to put a picture of YOU on one of its two last space shuttle flights. The U.S. space agency says, “launch your face into space and become a part of history.”
on 06/08/2010 – Made popular on 06/08/2010
For the first time, NASA has provided a very interesting video of the recovery process of its shuttle's solid rocket boosters. Specifically, the U.S. space agency shows the SRBs recovered after being used in the STS-133 mission of space shuttle Discovery -- its last flight into space.
With NASA running out of space shuttle missions, there is a much reduced need for active astronauts at the Johnson Space Center. Consequently, many are leaving the U.S. space agency for other employment or retirement.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceAccording to reports surfacing this week (the first week of October 2012), the U.S. space agency NASA has indicated that it is seriously considering the establishment of a space station, with the help of international partners, on the far-side of the Moon. Will NASA be able to do it? Do you like such a plan?
As the space shuttle program winds down, NASA’s prime shuttle contractor will be laying off about 15% of its workforce on October 1, 2010. About 1,300 space shuttle employees will be out of their space jobs in Florida, Texas, and Alabama.
If you are lucky enough to be in Florida to see the STS-131 launch on April, 5, 2010, you will also be able to see the International Space Station fly over just before the space shuttle Discovery lifts off. And, the Moon will be in the picture, too!
The crew of the NASA STS-131 mission has landed its space shuttle Discovery successfully and safety at the Kennedy Space Center, with the STS-132 crew preparing its mission of the space shuttle Atlantic, which already sits on its KSC launch pad 39A.