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Although the first #SpaceShuttle flight did not occur until 1981, it began development on this day under the orders of then President Richard Nixon. The Shuttle would be designed to launch astronauts into space, allow them to orbit, and then return them safely to Earth.
The original fleet consisted of 4 orbiters: Columbia, Atlantis, Discovery, and Challenger. Following some unfortunate events, Endeavour was launched in 1991 to replace Challenger lost in 1986 due to a catastrophic explosion.
The Shuttle Program was retired in 2011 following the last flight by Atlantis. Many of us grew up watching this program and we wait enthusiastically for the next thing from #NASA.
Hall of Heroes: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Army Secretary John M. McHugh, former Army Capt. William D. Swenson, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III stand during the ceremony to induct... Read More
Yesterday we mourned those we lost when the twin towers went down. Today, we look to the future as One World Trade Center, aka Freedom Tower, rises from the rubble. Question of the day... Do you know the patriotic height that the new buil... Read More
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