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New DLN Event to Celebrate the Soyuz Launch of the Expedition 32 Crew – July 16, 2012

Soyuz launch

Join NASA online to celebrate the Soyuz launch of Expedition 32 on July 16, 2012.

Ready for Launch!

Join NASA’s Digital Learning Network, or DLN, hosts Michael Hare and Damon Talley for a live interactive education event on July 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. EDT to celebrate the Soyuz launch of astronaut Suni Williams and the Expedition 32 crew. Students will learn about the upcoming mission to the International Space Station and meet an astronaut trainer that prepares astronauts and cosmonauts for their missions.

For more information and to watch the webcast online, visit the DLN website at http://dln.nasa.gov.


SpaceX Dragon Launch Successful!

After several delays and aborted attempts, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched this morning, marking the first commercial launch to the International Space Station.  The SpaceX mission will deliver a Dragon cargo capsule to the ISS.

Liftoff occurred at 3:44 EDT on May 22, 2012 from Cape Canaveral in Florida and the event was broadcast live online via NASA TV.  Learn more about the launch at the NASA website.

NASA – SpaceX Launches Falcon 9/Dragon on Historic Mission.


The Dragon capsule will deliver supplies, including food, clothing, and student experiments, to the ISS.  The 15 student designed experiments were conceived as part of the Student Space Flight Experiments Program (SSEP), a cooperative venture between the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) and NanoRacks LLC, a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education initiative.  To learn more about the SSEP program and the student experiments aboard the Dragon capsule, visit the NASA website.

SpaceX Dragon Transports Student Experiments to Space Station.

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Space Shuttle Discovery’s Launch – Thursday Feb 24, 2011 at 4:50 p.m. EST

NASA’s mission management team has approved space shuttle Discovery’s launch tomorrow at 4:50 p.m. EST. Discovery mission STS-133 will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module, the Express Logistics Carrier 4 and provide critical spare components to the International Space Station. This will be the 35th shuttle mission to the station.

NASA TV will begin coverage of the fueling of the external tank on Feb 24, 2011 at 7:15 a.m. EST. Launch coverage for Discovery’s final mission to the International Space Station will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Watch the launch live on NASA TV at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

Learn more about space shuttle Discovery’s final mission at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts133/index.html

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Update – Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Postponed Until Saturday, Dec 8

The launch of NASA’s space shuttle Atlantis will take place no earlier than Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3:43 p.m. EST. Thursday’s scheduled liftoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fla., was postponed because of a problem with a fuel cutoff sensor system inside the shuttle’s external fuel tank.

For More information, please visit the official NASA Shuttle website at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch Postponed

In response to failed sensors, today’s launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis was scrubbed at 9:56 a.m. EST on the recommendation of Launch Director Doug Lyons. A second launch attempt is tentatively scheduled for 4:09 PM EST on Friday, December 7, 2007.

 More information regarding the current space shuttle mission, STS-122, is available at the main NASA shuttle website: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html 

Mission coverage, including press conferences to address the new launch schedule, will be available online at NASA TV through the following link:  ttp://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

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Watch Live Shuttle Atlantis Launch Webcast – STS-122 Launch Scheduled for Dec 6, 2007

Space Shuttle Atlantis is set to launch at 4:31 p.m. EST Dec. 6 on a mission to deliver the Columbus module to the International Space Station. You can watch the launch of STS-122 live online at the NASA TV website!

Visit the following website to watch love coverage of the launch and related press conferences. A detailed broadcast schedule is also available.  http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

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High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) 2008 Call for Payloads Released

HASP 2008 Call for Payloads Released

The Louisiana Space Consortium, in coordination with the NASA Balloon Program Office, has released a call for student payloads for the 2008 flight of the High Altitude Student Platform (HASP). HASP carries up to 12 student payloads to the edge of space (~124,000 feet) for durations up to 20 hours using a large helium filled balloon. This call follows the recent successful second HASP flight on September 2, 2007 where 10 student payloads were exposed to the near space environment for about 16 1/2 hours.

Details can be found at


Teacher Workshops and Curriculum Related to STS-118 Shuttle Launch

Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduledd to launch on August 8, 2007 with Barbara Morgan, our first Educator Astronaut, aboard! In conjunction with the STS-118 mission, NASA has developed many educational resources you can find at the following website:

Teacher Opportunity: Interactive Training-STS-118 Curricular Modules
Learn how to engage your students and teach science in the context of the STS-118 shuttle mission with the first Educator Astronaut spaceflight. Using the Internet and a telephone, immerse yourself in two new NASA classroom activities: the Fit Explorer and the Engineering Design Challenge. These and other activities blend rich themes of energy, microgravity and colonization. One-hour sessions are available July 23-Oct. 15, 2007.

Engineering Design Challenge Plant Growth Chamber
During the 2007-2008 school year, join NASA’s Engineering Design Challenge to design, analyze, build and assess plant growth chambers as part of a standards-based activity related to the STS-118 space shuttle mission. Growth chambers, much like the space plant chambers students will design and build, are part of the education payload on STS-118. The first Educator Astronaut, Barbara Morgan, and her fellow crewmates will take up two growth chambers along with 10 million basil seeds. These seeds will be exposed to microgravity and brought back to Earth to be used in classrooms throughout the nation.

Physical Fitness Challenge
NASA’s Fit Explorer project is a scientific and physical approach to human health and fitness on Earth and in space. Students will learn about The Vision for Space Exploration and the physical fitness requirements of living and working in space. The participants will use standards-based classroom science activities related to the STS-118 shuttle mission and future extended exploration missions. Students will perform physical activities, including Base Station Walk-Back, Do a Spacewalk, Jump for the Moon, Crew Strength Training and Mission: Control.

Learn more about the crew of STS-118, including Barbara Morgan, the first Educator Astronaut at the following website:

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