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2009-11-16 14:04:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew began an 11-day delivery flight to the International Space Station on Monday with a 2:28 p.m. EST launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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2009-05-16 07:20:00

Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld and Andrew Feustel completed the third spacewalk of Atlantis’ mission to the Hubble Space Telescope in 6 hours and 36 minutes, stepping smoothly through the difficult tasks of repairing a delicate camera and installing its most sensitive spectrograph ever.

2008-12-08 10:09:46

The U.S. space agency has set May 12 as the target launch date for space shuttle Atlantis' mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. The final servicing mission to Hubble was delayed in September when a data-handling unit on the telescope failed.

2008-09-29 18:00:12

The Hubble space telescope developed a problem storing and transmitting data during the weekend, delaying the next U.S. space shuttle launch, NASA said Monday. The U.S.

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2008-09-25 00:10:00

Seven astronauts climbed aboard their shuttle on Wednesday as they took part in a practice countdown for NASA's last shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

2008-09-11 18:00:07

The U.S. space agency says it will move space shuttle Endeavour to a Kennedy Space Center launch pad to act as a safety stand-by for space shuttle Atlantis.

2008-06-14 12:00:00

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Michael Curie, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358- 4715, michael.curie@nasa.gov, or Candrea Thomas, Kennedy Space Center, Fla., +1-321-867-2468, candrea.k.thomas@nasa.gov CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Discovery and its crew landed at 11:15 a.m.

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2006-09-21 06:15:00

Space shuttle Atlantis and its six astronauts glided to a safe landing in darkness early Thursday, ending a successful mission to return to work on the international space station.

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2006-09-08 06:20:00

The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis has been scrubbed until Saturday due to a problem with one of the vehicle's fuel system sensors. The new launch time is targeted for 11:14 a.m. EDT.

2005-08-09 06:18:00

By Irene Klotz and Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The crew of space shuttle Discovery fired the spaceship's braking rockets to leave orbit on Tuesday and headed to California for the first shuttle landing attempt since the 2003 Columbia disaster.


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