MMT Says Spacecraft Is Ready To Fly Its Final Mission
The Space Shuttle Program Mission Management Team voted
unanimously to proceed toward Discovery's targeted liftoff at 1552
ET Wednesday. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but a
leak in a critical system had to be repaired before the shuttle was
cleared for launch.
Recognized By President Obama And Administrator Bolden For
NASA usually goes the other way ... that is to say ... up. But
when 33 miners were trapped nearly a half mile below the surface of
the earth, a team of the space agency's employees was called on to
assist in the rescue.
Dick Degraw is an aircraft builder whose creations attract serious onlookers. Not many self-taught engineers and machinists branch out from racing and servicing motorcycles to building and flying their own deep-intermeshed, twin rotor helicopters, but that's just one of Dick's novel creations. "Gyrhino," his scratch-built vertical takeoff gyroplane, has a transparent fuselage for ease of inspection, but that also puts everything he's built for the machine in clear view.