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2009-03-17 17:07:30

A bat that was clinging to space shuttle Discovery’s external fuel tank during the countdown to launch the STS-119 mission remained with the spacecraft as it cleared the tower, analysts at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center concluded.

2009-03-15 06:50:00

The U.S. space shuttle Discovery is ready for a Sunday launch opportunity as technicians repair a leaking gaseous hydrogen vent line, officials said. The repairs were moving along smoothly late Saturday and the weather over Cape Canaveral, Fla., looked promising for an on-time 7:43 p.m.

2009-03-08 09:46:08

Media briefings, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery. The STS-119 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 9:20 pm EDT on Wednesday, March 11.

2009-03-05 12:51:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Kepler mission to seek other Earth-like planets is undergoing final preparations for liftoff Friday, March 6, from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

2009-02-27 07:50:00

Launch of NASA's Kepler telescope is targeted for no earlier than Friday, March 6, from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

2009-02-18 07:35:00

The launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory, or OCO, aboard a Taurus XL rocket is scheduled for Feb 24.

2009-02-14 03:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recognizes the U.S.

2009-02-08 11:40:00

The Delta II carrying NOAA-N Prime lifted off Feb 6, 2009 at 2:22 am Pacific time, 5:22 am Eastern time from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

2009-01-27 15:40:54

Twenty student teams selected by NASA from colleges and universities around the country are spending the winter building sophisticated rockets they will launch high over Alabama during NASA's 2008-2009 University Student Launch Initiative in April.

2008-12-27 13:10:14

More than 200 Woolworths stores across Britain closed Saturday, with the chain's remaining 600 British stores likely to be shuttered by Jan.

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