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2006-08-11 09:43:54

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Astronauts assigned to fly on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis later this month climbed into their flight suits and scrambled aboard the shuttle on Thursday for a three-hour dress rehearsal for launch.

2006-08-11 09:31:58

Revises second paragraph to make clear this is the first shuttle mission in more than three years aimed at resuming construction of the International Space Station. It is not the first shuttle mission in more than three years.

2006-08-10 12:25:00

Astronauts assigned to fly on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis later this month climbed into their flight suits and scrambled aboard the shuttle on Thursday for a three-hour dress rehearsal for launch.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.