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Space Shuttle Astronauts

Robert Lawrence Jr.: The First African American Astronaut

Robert Lawrence Jr.: The First African American Astronaut

Air Force Major Robert Lawrence Jr., who was neve... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (“Nature Cannot Be Fooled”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (“Nature Cannot Be Fooled”)

Richard Feynman's question about Space Shuttle Cha... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (January 28,1986)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Challenger (January 28,1986)

On the eve of the Space Shuttle Challenger launch ... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (Don’t Eat Yellow Snow)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (Don’t Eat Yellow Snow)

Space Shuttle Discovery's flight in 1984 dumped an... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Launch Of Discovery (STS-41D): August 1984

Space Shuttle First Flights: Launch Of Discovery (STS-41D): August 1984

After Space Shuttle Discovery recovered from a dan... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Discovery Launch Abort (June 1984)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Discovery Launch Abort (June 1984)

The maiden voyage of Space Shuttle Discovery was s... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (“Best Wishes”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (“Best Wishes”)

Mike Mullane offered me a personal memento from Ju... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (First Encounters)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Judy Resnik (First Encounters)

Shuttle astronaut Judy Resnik was a pilot, a class... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (“No Place for Civilians”)

Space Shuttle First Flights: Mike Mullane (“No Place for Civilians”)

Astronaut Mike Mullane knew Shuttle was an experim... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-1 (Columbia) The First Orbital Flight

Space Shuttle First Flights: STS-1 (Columbia) The First Orbital Flight

Our Shuttle flight software team had the “distinct... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Dick Truly – The Approach and Landing Tests

Space Shuttle First Flights: Dick Truly – The Approach and Landing Tests

I had visions of the Space Shuttle Enterprise gett... Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Bob Crippen and Dick Truly – Working with Astronauts

Space Shuttle First Flights: Bob Crippen and Dick Truly – Working with Astronauts

Hearing about the near-legendary competence of NAS... Read More »