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2005-08-01 14:29:08

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts replaced a broken steering device on the International Space Station on Monday and prepared for a possible new and untested venture to fix the shuttle Discovery's heat shield.

2005-08-01 12:32:06

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts replaced a broken steering device on the International Space Station on Monday and prepared for a possible new and untested venture to space shuttle Discovery's belly to fix the ship's heat shield.

2005-07-31 19:51:32

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA is considering sending two astronauts on an unprecedented spacewalk to the belly of space shuttle Discovery to smooth out rough spots in the ship's heat shield, U.S. space agency officials said on Sunday.

2005-07-30 20:51:06

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two shuttle Discovery astronauts completed a seven-hour spacewalk on Saturday to restore a space station steering device and test shuttle heat shield repairs that might give crews a better chance of avoiding a Columbia-like disaster.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.