NASA chief: Can shuttle fly after 2010?

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said he wants to know if the U.S. space shuttle can fly beyond its planned retirement in 2010, an e-mail shows.

NASA names new space shuttle manager

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has named John Shannon as its new space shuttle program manager.

NASA aims for early January launch

HOUSTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- NASA officials have set a January date for the next scheduled launch of the shuttle Atlantis, giving workers time to spend the holidays with their families.

Space shuttle grounded till next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Faulty sensor readings have grounded Atlantis until at least Jan. 2, NASA said Sunday after grounding the space shuttle for the second time in a week.

NASA says cracks loosened shuttle foam

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- NASA engineers think they have found the cause of foam falling from brackets and damaging the fuel tank on the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour.

NASA aims for June 8 shuttle launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 10 (UPI) -- The next launch of the space shuttle from Florida has been delayed until June, NASA announced Tuesday.

Hail forces space shuttle launch delay

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- NASA postponed the scheduled March launch of space shuttle Atlantis because of heat shield and fuel tank damage caused by a hail storm at Cape Canaveral.

NASA hopes for nighttime Discovery launch

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- NASA officials in Washington said they hope to launch the shuttle Discovery after dark, the first nighttime launch since the Columbia explosion.

NASA cancels Wednesday shuttle landing

HOUSTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- NASA said the Wednesday landing of space shuttle Atlantis was canceled because of weather conditions and an unidentified object seen outside the shuttle.

NASA schedules Friday shuttle launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- NASA says it plans a Friday morning launch for Space Shuttle Atlantis at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

NASA schedules a two-day launch assessment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- NASA plans a news conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida next week to talk about the readiness of Space Shuttle Atlantis for launch.

Discovery crew does video inspection

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 5 (UPI) -- The seven crew aboard the shuttle Discovery began an exterior video inspection of the craft Wednesday, their first full day of a 13-day mission.

NASA engineer quits 5 days before launch

HOUSTON, June 28 (UPI) -- A 30-year NASA veteran and one of the agency's top shuttle engineers has reportedly angrily resigned only five days before Saturday's Discovery launch.

NASA to announce Discovery launch date

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 14 (UPI) -- NASA officials are conducting tests at the Kennedy Space Center to see if the Space Shuttle Discovery is ready for launch.

Shuttle launch planned for next month.

HOUSTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency plans to launch the shuttle Discovery next month, but some engineers feel it should wait until all safety concerns have been resolved.
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Wayne Hale
Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale speaks as Deupty Orbiter Project Manager Wayne Hale and Weather Officer Lt. Col. Patrick Barrett (L to R) listen during a NASA briefing to discuss the problem with a fuel cell which delayed the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on September 6, 2006. Atlantis' mission STS-115, a construction mission to the International Space Station, is delayed until at least Friday while NASA diagnoses the problem. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

N. Wayne Hale Jr. (July 5, 1954) is a NASA engineer. A former flight director and space shuttle program manager, Hale now serves as NASA's Deputy Associate Administrator for Strategic Partnerships.

Born in Clovis, New Mexico, Hale earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in 1976, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1978.

Hale began his career with NASA in 1978 as a propulsion officer in the Propulsion Systems Section, Flight Control Division of Flight Operations at the Johnson Space Center.

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