Endeavour Nominees

The nominees for the Endeavour Award have been announced. The award is annually given to a novel or single-author collection written by an author with ties to the Pacific Northwest. The judges for the award are Catherine Asaro, Scott Edelman, and Matthew Johnson. The winner will be announced on November 7, 2014 at OryCon36 in Portland OR.

  • King of Swords, by Dave Duncan
  • Meaning of Luff, by Matthew Hughes
  • Nexus, by Ramez Naam
  • Protector, by C.J. Cherryh
  • Requiem, by Ken Scholes

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Endeavour Nominees

The nominees for the Endeavour Award have been announced. The award is annually given to a novel or single-author collection written by an author with ties to the Pacific Northwest. The judges for the award are Noreen Doyle, Susan Forest, and John Scalzi. The winner will be announced on November 8, 2013 at OryCon35 in Portland OR.

  • Goodbye For Now, by Laurie Frankel
  • Costume Not Included, by Matthew Hughes
  • After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall, by Nancy Kress
  • The Blinding Knife, by Brent Weeks
  • Amped, by Daniel H. Wilson

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Endeavour Nominees

The nominees for the 2012 Endeavour Awards, to be presented at OryCon 34 for fiction written by Pacific Northwest authors, have been announced. The award includes a grant of $1,000. This year’s panel of judges includes Gregory Benford, Lawrence M. Schoen, and Susan Shwartz.

  • Anna Dressed in Blood, by Kendare Blake
  • City of Ruins, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • River Marked, by Patricia Briggs
  • Robopocalypse, by Daniel H. Wilson
  • When The Saints, by Dave Duncan

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Endeavour Award Nominations

The nominees for the 2010 Endeavour Awards, to be presented at OryCon 33 for fiction written by Pacific Northwest authors, have been announced. The award includes a grant of $1,000. This year’s panel of judges includes John Joseph Adams, Bud Sparhawk, and Jo Walton.

  • A Cup of Normal, by Devon Monk
  • The Bards of Bone Plain, by Patricia McKillip
  • Black Prism, by Brent Weeks
  • Dreadnought, by Cherie Priest

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Final Endeavour Launch

The final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour occurred at 8:56 ET on May 16. The mission, Endeavour‘s twenty-fifth, is being commanded by Mark Kelly and is expected to last 16 days, with a landing scheduled on May 24.

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Endeavour Launch Postponed Again

The final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour has been postponed at least 72 hours due to concerns relating to the shuttle’s heating system. The external fuel tank will be drained of its oxygen and hydrogen propellants. This will the 25th and final mission of Endeavour.

Shuttles Land at Museums

NASA announced the four museums which will receive the space shuttles Discovery, Endeavour, Atlantis, and prototype shuttle Enterprise at a press conference held on the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight and the thirtieth anniversary of the first launch of Columbia. Discovery has already flown its final mission. Endeavour‘s final launch is scheduled for April 29 and Atlantis‘s final launch for June 28.

The disposition of the shuttles is:

  • Discovery: Smithsonian Institution’s Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
  • Endeavour: California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Atlantis: Kennedy Space Center, Florida
  • Enterprise: Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, NR

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Last Flight for Endeavour Postponed

STS-134, the final flight for the space shuttle Endeavour has been postponed from April 19 until April 29. The delay removes a scheduling conflict with a Russian Progress supply vehicle scheduled to launch April 27 and arrive at the station April 29.

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Obituary: James Vanover

James Vanover (b.1957), an employee of United Space Alliance, fell to his death from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on March 14. Vanover was helping prepare the space shuttle Endeavour for its final launch, scheduled for April 19. Vanover had worked at NASA since 1983. According to NASA officials, Vanover is the first launch pad fatality since 1981, shortly before the maiden launch of Columbia. More details have not been released pending a safety investigation.

Kelly Go For Shuttle Commander

Mark Kelly, whose wife Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head during a public meeting on January 8, has confirmed that he will command the final scheduled flight of the space shuttle Endeavour, currently scheduled for an April 19 launch. Kelly has flown three previous shuttle missions and his brother is currently on the ISS.

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