Science and Exploration

This Week at NASA Recap for Friday, April 13, 2012

By Elizabeth Howell
Status Report
April 14, 2012
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This Week at NASA Recap for Friday, April 13, 2012

NASA 905, the remaining Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flew from the Dryden Flight Research Center to Kennedy Space Center to begin the process of delivering each of three space shuttle orbiters to its final resting place. Discovery is the first shuttle scheduled for a final ferry flight atop the modified 747.
The orbiter is scheduled to be delivered to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center outside Washington, D.C. Following delivery of Discovery, NASA 905 will ferry Enterprise from Udvar-Hazy to the Intrepid Museum in New York City. Endeavour is scheduled to be similarly moved to the California Science Center in Los Angeles later this year. Also, three of the six crew members aboard the International Space Station talked with reporters during a NASA Television news conference, Seeking Healthy Spaceflight at a new space medicine facility in Houston, a festival in the California desert shows how the extreme conditions there helps NASA prepare for surface exploration of Mars, a New Spot for astronaut TJ Creamer and more.

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