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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.

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.

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2006-07-14 10:35:00

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.

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2005-08-05 19:01:48

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."

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.


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