Space News Archive - September 07, 2009
The 13 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station completed final transfer work between the two spacecraft Sunday in preparation for Monday afternoonâ€™s scheduled return of the high-tech moving van â€œLeonardoâ€ back to the orbiterâ€™s payload bay.
Proba-2 has reached Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, where it is being prepared for launch this November. Among the smallest satellites ever built by ESA, it was transported there aboard an Ilyushin cargo plane.
A Swedish student said US space officials made him change a question posed to an astronaut on the International Space Station because it mentioned nudity.
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