NASA's Ed Campion, public affairs officer for NASA's Teacher-in-Space program in 1986 and a witness to Challenger's launch that January day, offers his thoughts before the launch of STS-118.
The last SPACEHAB mission is scheduled to carry more than 5,000 pounds of spare parts and cargo into space.
Like all shuttle missions, STS-118 is about the future: putting the International Space Station a step closer to completion and gathering experience that will help people return to the moon and go on to Mars.
Educator Astronaut and Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan and Mission Specialist Dave Williams met with more than 100 Texas elementary and middle schools students during Space Center Houston’s “Meet an Astronaut Day” on Jan. 19.
When it's time to teach an astronaut how to land an orbiter, a modified business jet fits the bill.
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