STS-122 was launched on the 7th of February 2008. It is the current NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station or ISS. The STS-122 is being flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis.
The STS-122 primary objective is to deliver the
The mission STS-122 original target launch date was on the 6th of December 2007 but postponed to the 9th of December due to ECO reading errors but on the second attempt sensors failed again and the launch was stopped. Fortunately on its third attempt no problem occurred.
- Stephen Frick – Commander
- Alan G. Poindexter – Pilot
- Leland D. Melvin – Mission Specialist 1
- Rex J. Walheim – Mission Specialist 2
- Hans Schlegel – Mission Specialist 3
G. Love – Mission Specialist 4 Stanley
- 152nd manned
space launch US
- 121st space shuttle flight since STS-1
- 24th shuttle mission to the International Space Station
- 96th post-Challenger mission
- 8th post-Columbia mission
- 8th visit to the International Space Station for Atlantis
astronaut in space US
February 11, 1997 – Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
The STS-82 was a mission of the US Space Shuttle. It was the second in a series of planned servicing mission to the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The mission used the Space Shuttle Discovery. And the mission had duration of 9 days, 23 hours, 38 minutes, and 09 seconds.
Space Shuttle Discovery has an Orbiter Vehicle Designation of OV-123. It was one of the three currently operational spacecraft of NASA. It was the third operational orbiter and now the oldest orbiter in the service. It was used on a lot of missions, one of which was the STS-31 on the 24th of April 1990. It launched the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The duration of the mission was 5 days, 01 hours, 16 minutes, and 06 seconds.
The Hubble Space Telescope was a telescope in orbit around the world. It was named after Edwin Hubble, a known American astronomer. It became one of the most important instruments in the history of astronomy.
The HST was placed on orbit by the Space Shuttle Discovery on the 24th of April 1990 through STS-31 mission. The Space Shuttle Endeavour was the use in the first servicing mission known as the STS-61. The services performed on the telescope significantly helped upgrade the scientific capabilities of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
The STS-82 crews are:
Kenneth D. Bowersox - Commander
Scott J. Horowitz - Pilot
Mark C. Lee - Mission Specialist
Steven A. Hawley - Mission Specialist
Gregory J. Harbaugh - Mission Specialist
Steven L. Smith - Mission Specialist
Joseph R. Tanner - Mission Specialist
Former President Ronald Reagan
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on the 6th of February 1911 in
Ronald Reagan once affiliated with entertainment. In 1932, he worked at a radio stations WOC in
On the 29th of April 1937 he enlisted himself in the Army Enlisted Reserve as a private assigned to Troop B, 322nd Cavalry at
In 1950s he had fewer film roles and so he moved to television and hosts the General Electric Theater. His final work as a professional actor was as a host and performer on the television series Death Valley Days.
On the 26th of January 1940, Reagan marries Jane Wyman. Together they had two children, Maureen and Christine and adopted a third, Michael. On the 28th of June 1948, they divorced following arguments about Reagan’s political ambitions.
Nancy Davis Reagan
On the 4th of March 1952, Reagan married Nancy Davis. They had two children, Patti and Ron. Observers described the relationship of the couple as close, real, and intimate.
January 3, 1967 to January 7, 1975 – 33rd Governor of
- “to send the welfare bums back to work”
- “to clean up the mess at
- He froze government hiring and approved tax hikes to balance budget.
January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 – 40th President of the United States
- “I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”
Post Presidential Years:
November 4, 1991 - Ronald Reagan Presidential Library was dedicated and opened to the public.
1994 – He was diagnosed of Alzheimer’s disease.
- “I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for
On the 5th of June 2004, Reagan died at his home in
“I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.”
Honors (to name a few):
Ships:USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) – a nuclear powered aircraft carrier
- The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs (
- Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site (
- Ronald Reagan Freeway (
“If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea. —
February 04 1902 – Charles Lindbergh, American pilot (d. 1974).
Charles Lindbergh: the Lone Eagle
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on the 4th of February 1902 in
1924 – He enlisted in the US Army so he can be trained as an Army Air Service Reserve pilot.
1925 – He graduated from the Army’s flight training school and he was awarded as the best pilot in his class.
After Army Training – He was hired by the Robertson Aircraft Corporation of
In 1919, Raymond Orteig, owner of New York City Hotel offered $25,000 to the first aviator to fly nonstop from
Charles Lindbergh believed that he could win it only if he had the right airplane and so he persuaded
On the 20th of May 1927, he took off the Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field near
On the 27th of May 1929, he married Anne Morrow Lindbergh, daughter of the diplomat Dwight Morrow. He thought her how to fly and they went on many expeditions together. Anne became famous for her poetry and other writings. The couple had six children: Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (1930-1932); Jon (16th August 1932); Land (1937), studied anthropology; Anne (1940-1993); Scott (1942); and Reeve (1945), writer.
Lindbergh had an affair with Brigitte Hesshaimer, a German hat maker and they had three children: Dryk (1958); Astrid (1960); and David (1967). They managed to keep the affair secret even with their children but Astrid later read a magazine and found out the truth. She did not disclose the affair until both Brigitte and Anne Morrow Lindbergh had died.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh died on the 26th of August 1974 of lymphoma on the Hawaiian
February 01 1981 - Donald Wills
Douglas Wills Douglas, Sr. was born on the 6th of April 1892 in
Donald Wills Douglas, Sr.
Donald Douglas later realized that he needed to learn more about it and so he completed a four-year bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in only two years and he was immediately hired as an assistant professor in aeronautics in MIT due to his academic performance.
1915 – Consultant to the Connecticut Aircraft Co.
August 1915 – Joined Glenn L. Martin Co. as chief engineer.
1916 – Served briefly as chief civilian aeronautical engineer for the Army Signal Corps Aviation Section in
- Chief Engineer in charge of building the MB-1 twin-engine bomber for the US Army.
1920 – He worked as a laborer, hoeing potatoes, and washing cars.
- Davis-Douglas Co. was formed
The Douglas Aircraft Company was an American aerospace manufacturer. It was founded in July 1921 by Donald Wills Douglas Sr. The Company was most famous for their Douglas Commercial much known as the DC series of commercial aircraft which includes the DC-3, a transport aircraft where the C-47 Skytrain was developed from.
In 1967, due to quality and cash flow problems plus the combined shortages due to the Vietnam War,
A Torpedo Bomber used by the United States Navy.
It was an attack aircraft used by the US Navy.
It was a piston-powered airliner and transport aircraft.
It was an attack aircraft used by the US Navy.
“It was a trauma and a great loss.”
On the 31st January 1957, on the final functional test flight of the new airliner Douglas DC-7B (N8210H) aircraft before it was delivered to Continental Airlines and Northrop F-89D Scorpion on a similar test flight took off. Both performed their individual tests at an altitude of 25,000 feet in clear skies over the
The Douglas DC-7B was a variant of DC-7, an airliner/transport aircraft. The DC-7 and DC-7B was identical except for the increased fuel capacity in extended engine nacelles that extended the flight range of the later variant.
The Northrop F-89 Scorpion was a jet powered all weather interceptors. Its variant F-89D was the main production version with removed cannon and new Hughes E-6 fire control system with AN/APG-40 radar and an AN/APA-84 computer.
The midair collision results to the loss of all the Douglas DC-7B crew, 1 of 2 occupants of F-89D, and 3 junior high school students on the ground. The Douglas DC-7B crews are the pilot William Carr, 36; co-pilot Archie R. Twitchell, 50, a veteran flier and a part-time actor and appeared in over 70 films which include “I Wanted Wings” and “Among the Living”; the flight engineer Waldo B. Adams, 42; and the radio operator Roy Nakazama, 29. And the three dead boys are Ronnie Brann, Bob Zallan, and Evan Elsner.
The probable cause of the crash was said to be the high rate of near head on closure at high altitude, together with physiological limitations that resulted in a minimum avoidance opportunity during which the pilots didn’t see each other’s aircraft.
The midair collision and the outrage over the deaths led to the construction of a hospital in Pacoima and a ban on military operations over the Valley.
George Herbert Walker Bush was born on the 12th of June 1924 in their Victorian house in
In 1936, he attended
In June 1942 after graduating from
Soon after graduating from
CIA, Vice President, President Plaques
After his term, he retired to be with his wife at their home in
He was awarded the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award by former First Lady Nancy Reagan. And in 1993, he was awarded an honorary knighthood (GCB) by Queen Elizabeth II.
He was also present on various ceremonies during the construction of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77), the last Nimitz class supercarrier of the US Navy that was named after him.