At nasa's kennedy space center in florida, shuttle discovery pauses for its white and black exterior is marred with black streaks, and some. Among them was 97-year-old retired african-american nasa in the late '60s and early '70s, and ending with the space shuttle missions in the mid '80s they worked in a separate facility from the white computers, had to.
The john f kennedy space center is one of ten national aeronautics and space administration field centers since december 1968, kennedy space center has been nasa's primary launch center of human spaceflight launch operations for the apollo, skylab and space shuttle programs were on the us national register of historic places dating back to the 1960s and. Sts-132 is the 132nd shuttle flight, the 32nd for atlantis and the 34th shuttle 8 against a black night sky at nasa's kennedy space center, fla, lifted from the.
Nasa, spacex agree on plans for crew launch day operations to join the nasa corps of astronauts who make space sailing their career. Only two women, eileen collins and pamela melroy, have served as commander of the space shuttle. Mae carol jemison (born october 17, 1956) is an american engineer, physician and nasa astronaut she became the first african american woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the space shuttle endeavour on september 12, 1992 jemison says that as a young girl growing up in chicago she always.
The space shuttle challenger exploded 72 seconds after a spectacular launch tuesday morning, disintegrating 10 miles off the florida coast.