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  • Read: Golden Knights To Honor Mercury Astronauts At World Space Expo
    February 19, 2007

    Golden Knights To Honor Mercury Astronauts At World Space Expo

    World Space Expo, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida from November 3-11, 2007, announced today a weekend Aerial Salute by the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights as part of a 45th Anniversary tribute to Project Mercury.
  • Read: Space Shuttle Veterans Selected For 2007 U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame Induction
    February 16, 2007

    Space Shuttle Veterans Selected For 2007 U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame Induction

    Michael L. Coats has logged more than 5,000 hours flying time in 28 different aircraft, and more than 400 carrier landings. He flew his first space shuttle flight as pilot of the maiden flight of Discovery. After overcoming the first pad abort of the shuttle program, Coats and his STS-41D crewmates deployed a prototype solar array and three satellites. Coats' second flight was also his first command, again aboard Discovery on mission STS-29. Only the third mission after the tragic loss of Challenger in 1986, Coats' crew deployed a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) and performed a space station "heat pipe" radiator experiment. After nearly five days and 3,000 photographs taken of the Earth, Coats landed the orbiter in California. Commander Coats flew his third and final Discovery flight, STS-39, in 1991 on an unclassified Department of Defense mission. He and his crew deployed, operated and retrieved the SPAS-II spacecraft and performed research of both natural and induced phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere. Coats left NASA to pursue opportunities in the private aerospace sector, holding management positions at Loral Space Information Systems and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, where he most recently was vice president of Advance Space Transportation. In November 2005, Coats was name director of Johnson Space Center.
  • Read: Delaware North Companies Hospitality Services Hosts Texas Football Legend Earl Campbell?s Book Signing
    February 2, 2007

    Delaware North Companies Hospitality Services Hosts Texas Football Legend Earl Campbell?s Book Signing

    Delaware North Travel Companies Hospitality Services welcomed media and fans alike to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on February 2 for Texas football legend Earl Campbell's book signing. Campbell happily signed numerous copies of his book "The Tyler Rose" for airport visitors at BookPeople inside the terminal.
  • Read: Trotters And Pacers Return To Saratoga Gaming And Raceway For 68th Season
    January 30, 2007

    Trotters And Pacers Return To Saratoga Gaming And Raceway For 68th Season

    Friday night, February 2, marks the start of the 68th season of harness racing over the half-mile oval at Saratoga Gaming and Raceway.
  • Read: Remembrance Service To Mark 40th Anniversary Of Apollo 1
    January 11, 2007

    Remembrance Service To Mark 40th Anniversary Of Apollo 1

    On Saturday, January 27, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) will conduct a ceremony to honor the crew of Apollo 1 on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 1 accident.The Astronauts Memorial Foundation honors and memorializes all astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and the space program.The public ceremony will be held at the Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.