Latest Discovery's mission Stories

2011-03-01 13:50:00

NASA said on Tuesday that space shuttle Discovery's mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been extended an extra day and is now scheduled to return back to Earth on March 8. "The extension day will be devoted to emptying the Permanent Multipurpose Module and moving supplies between Discovery and station," NASA said in a tweet. The shuttle embarked on its final voyage into space on February 24.  It is the first of three U.S. shuttles to be retired this year. Endeavour is...

2011-02-24 16:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The final flight of space shuttle Discovery lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 4:53 p.m. EST Thursday to deliver a new module and critical supplies to the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The STS-133 mission is delivering the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), a facility created from the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module named Leonardo. The module can...

2006-07-14 10:35:00

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON - - Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery on Friday prepared to leave the International Space Station, confident they had a safe ship for the return home and that another crew would soon return to resume station assembly. Discovery's mission, just the second since the 2003 Columbia disaster, has been a success so far. NASA needed to prove that the shuttle was safe to fly after spending $1.3 billion on repairs and safety upgrades following the accident that...

2005-08-05 19:01:48

SPACE CENTER, Houston -- Eileen Collins, commander of the shuttle Discovery and the only mother on board, has been sending e-mails every day from space to her young son and daughter. The messages are calm and reassuring, "telling them what I'm doing and telling them that I love them and that I miss them and not to worry about us." Nine-year-old Bridget is old enough to think about what happened to the Columbia astronauts. But her dad has shielded her and her 4-year-old brother Luke from...

2005-08-02 20:32:12

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA on Tuesday prepared for an unprecedented spacewalk to the belly of space shuttle Discovery to remove dangling cloth strips from the ship's delicate heat shield and pondered another potential problem. U.S. space agency managers were looking into whether a damaged insulating blanket beneath the shuttle commander's window could break off and strike Discovery during its return to Earth next week at the end of the first shuttle mission since the...

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