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As astronauts aboard the International Space Station prepared for a half-day off from work on Friday, they re-fired the shuttleâ€™s thrusters and began installation of a contraption that will recycle urine into drinking water.
Astronauts conducted another spacewalk Thursday, vowing to keep a tighter grip on the remaining bag of tools after sending the first set floating into space on Tuesday.
Lead spacewalker Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and colleagues vowed on Thursday not to repeat mistakes that caused a bag of tools to be sent floating into space on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, astronauts installed a water recycling system and two new bedrooms aboard the International Space Station.
A tool bag floated away in space as U.S.
Flight organizers are revising their plans Wednesday for the rest of the spacewalks intended to happen during space shuttle Endeavour's trip to the International Space Station, following a vital tool bag being lost to space at some point during a repair trip.
The seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour will spend Thanksgiving in orbit around the Earth.
NASA managers completed a review Thursday of space shuttle Endeavour's readiness for flight and selected the official launch date for the STS-126 mission.
Practice, practice practice has been the motto of astronauts who boarded the US space shuttle Endeavour on Wednesday in a practice run for a mission to the International Space Station.
Space shuttle Endeavour was moved Thursday from Launch Pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for a Nov. 14 liftoff.
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