Space Shuttle Endeavour flies for the last time on April 29 + Space Shuttle Atlantis on June 28 = 2000 United Space Alliance Workers Loose Their Jobs

United Space Alliance announced on April 15, 2011 that layoffs will happen in waves on July 15, July 22 and August 12, 2011. Employees are given an option to volunteer to be laid off or be given 60 days’ notice in mid-May. This will cut United Space Alliance workforce by more than 50%. Space Shuttle […]
United Space Alliance announced on April 15, 2011 that layoffs will happen in waves on July 15, July 22 and August 12, 2011. Employees are given an option to volunteer to be laid off or be given 60 days’ notice in mid-May. This will cut United Space Alliance workforce by more than 50%. Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is one of two currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. Endeavour is the fifth and final spaceworthy NASA space shuttle to be built, constructed as a replacement for Challenger. Endeavour first flew in May 1992 on mission STS-49. The Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation:OV-104) is one of two remaining operational Space Shuttle orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States The Atlantis was the fourth operational (and the next-to-the-last) Space Shuttle to be constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California, and she was delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center in eastern Florida in April 1985. More info.


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Last Scheduled Flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour

ATI Courses teaches a multitude of Space & Satellite related courses. We think that the news below would be of interest to our readers. NASA announced recently that the last flight of space shuttle Endeavour will take place on April 29, 2011. The flight’s commander will be Capt. Mark E. Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle […]

ATI Courses teaches a multitude of Space & Satellite related courses. We think that the news below would be of interest to our readers.

NASA announced recently that the last flight of space shuttle Endeavour will take place on April 29, 2011. The flight’s commander will be Capt. Mark E. Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman severely injured in the mass shooting in Tucson in January.

After the flight the shuttle will be displayed in California Science Center.

Space Shuttle Endeavour (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-105) is one of two currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. (The other is Atlantis.) Endeavour is the fifth and final spaceworthy NASA space shuttle to be built, constructed as a replacement for Challenger. Endeavour first flew in May 1992 on mission STS-49 and was scheduled for decommissioning in 2010. Before its decommissioning, NASA expects to use Endeavour for the STS-134 mission. Her STS-134 mission was originally thought as the final mission of the Space Shuttle program, however, the proposed STS-135 mission was approved, and now Atlantis will be the final Space Shuttle to fly.


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