"NASA TV's This Week @NASA, July 16 2010"


 

 

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NASA TV's This Week @NASA, July 16 2010

"Okay guys, lets go!"

The first hatchlings from endangered sea turtle eggs at possible risk by the BP oil spill were released into the Atlantic Ocean off the Kennedy Space Center on July 11.

"There they go. Yeah! Thats awesome."

"This is the very first gulf coast nest from the BP Horizon oil spill."

After their collection at a Florida Panhandle beach, the eggs of twenty-two Kemps ridley turtles were brought to a secure, climate-controlled facility at Kennedy where the nest was monitored until incubation was complete.

"Tonight well take the hatchlings and put them in here; well reduce the amount of sand cause its too heavy. Well put them in here and take them to the beach in this."

Federal and state agencies and conservationists hope to relocate and release over the next several months about 700 sea turtle nests deposited on Gulf coast beaches in Florida and Alabama.

"This means they survived the excavation process, they survived the trip across the state of Florida, they made it into our facility, and they are doing what they normally would do and this is just great."

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STS-134 EXTERNAL TANK ARRIVAL KSC
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The last external fuel tank scheduled to fly on a space shuttle mission arrived at the Kennedy Space Center after a 900-mile journey from New Orleans to Florida. The tank designated ET-138, will be mated to the orbiter Endeavour and two solid rocket boosters for STS-134.

ET-138 is the 134th external fuel tank built by Michoud workers and delivered to the Space Shuttle Program over a span of 37 years.

The STS-134 mission to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment and other hardware to the International Space Station is targeted to launch from Kennedy on February 26.

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MINI SATELLITE READY FOR LAUNCH - ARC
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A new satellite, about the size of a loaf of bread, is being readied for launch. NASAs Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses, or O/OREOS, will launch into orbit aboard a Minotaur IV rocket from Kodiak Island, Alaska, as part of a mission to demonstrate and conduct low-cost science experiments on nanosatellites. Its the first cubesat, or miniature autonomous satellite, to carry two distinct science experiments simultaneously. One will test how microorganisms survive and adapt to the stresses of space; the other will monitor organic molecule stability in space. Nanosatellites can reduce costs and, with multiple payloads, increase the frequency of research missions in space. O/OREOS is scheduled to launch no earlier than September 1.

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JSC HOSTS STARS TREK LEGEND - JSC
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Former Star Trek star and avid NASA supporter, Nichelle Nichols, took of a tour of the Johnson Space Center as part of the Traveling Space Museum, or TSM, project. TSM partners with schools to promote space studies and provide mentoring to underserved students in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. Accompanying Nichols was 11-year-old Imanee Magee, whose family was displaced from its east New Orleans home by hurricane Katrina; after relocating to the Houston area, they were sent packing again, this time by hurricane Rita.
 


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