Tag Archives: Space Shuttle

Space History | 1997-05-17 | Atlantis Docks with Mir

May 17, 1997 – Space Shuttle Atlantis (OV-104) performs its sixth docking with Mir during the STS-84 mission. The Shuttle-Mir project would eventually see 11 total Shuttle dockings with Mir, with Atlantis visiting Mir for a total of seven times. … Continue reading

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Space History | 2002-05-12 | Russian Shuttle Buran Destroyed

May 12 2002 Kazakhstan – The Russian equivalent of the NASA Space Shuttle, called the “Buran,” was destroyed. The Buran was stored in a hangar in Kazakhstan. On May 12 2002, that hangar collapsed unexpectedly, killing eight people and destroying the … Continue reading

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Space History 2010-05-06 – Orion Pad Abort Escape System Test

May 6 2010 – White Sands Missile Range – Pad Abort 1  (PA-1) was the first test of Orion’s Launch Abort System. This test was part of the capsule qualification on the road to becoming a human-rated space craft. It … Continue reading

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Space History 2012-04-27 – Final Flight of Space Shuttle ENTERPRISE

April 27, 2012 – Washington D.C. – One final flight today for the Shuttle ENTERPRISE (pictured at Smithsonian). ENTERPRISE was used for the Approach and Landing Tests (ALT), but never flew into space. It was also used for Pad fit-checks … Continue reading

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Space History 1990-04-24 – The Hubble Space Telescope Launched

April 24, 1990 – Space Shuttle DISCOVERY launches on the STS-31 mission, deploying the Edwin P. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) astronomical observatory. Hubble was placed into the correct orbit, but had operational problems that caused imaging troubles. Fortunately, the Hubble … Continue reading

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Space History 1981-04-12 – First Space Shuttle Mission STS-1

April 12, 1981 – The Beginning of an Era. The first manned mission of the Space Transportation System (STS-1) COLUMBIA is launched from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The successful launch thrilled millions, and it was the first time … Continue reading

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Space History 1983-04-04 – First Flight of Shuttle CHALLENGER, STS-6

April 4, 1983 – First Flight of the Space Shuttle CHALLENGER, STS-6 CHALLENGER is perhaps best known for the way it was lost during its STS-51-L mission on January 28th, 1986. Having just passed MaxQ (point of maximum aerodynamic pressure), the … Continue reading

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Over 10,000 hits on SpaceRaceLeadership Blog… Thanks!

10,000+ Hits! In just over a year we’ve had 10,000 hits. Readers have come looking for Leadership Lessons from the Space Race and for Space Race History. We also have  great space photos (including pads at Kennedy Space Center as … Continue reading

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Space History 1965-03-18 – 1st Spacewalk and Near-Death Experience

March 18, 1965 –  Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov – First Spacewalk, Voskhod 2 flight Looking back on history we have the perspective of knowing how the Space Race all turned out. We know that the U.S. won the race to the … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Program Commemorative Coins Now Available

As the Space Shuttle Program comes to an end (as of this writing, only two more launches left), program collectibles are starting to gain interest and value. Relics from the Space Shuttle Program are now making their way to space … Continue reading

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