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Twin brothers who will command the space shuttle and International Space Station are tweeting about their preparations, NASA says. Mark and Scott Kelly are preparing for 2010 missions. Mark is commander of the space shuttle mission STS-134 and Scott is commander of state Expedition 26.
Space Shuttle Endeavour made a safe return to Earth on Friday to complete the 16-day mission.
Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk said about his mission to space, â€œIt will be the supreme thrill of my life.â€ However, he was less than thrilled to report that the Earthâ€™s ice caps seem to have melted since he was last in orbit 12 years ago.
The combined crew of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will enjoy a day off to rest up after a challenging first half of the STS-127 assembly mission.
With two of five spacewalks and some of the most challenging robotics operations of the mission complete, the pace will let up briefly today for the international crews of STS-127 and Expedition 20.
Space shuttle Endeavour successfully docked with the International Space Station about 220 miles above the Gulf of Carpentaria on Friday afternoon.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member crew launched at 6:03 p.m. EDT Wednesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
After five failed attempts, NASAâ€™s space shuttle Endeavour lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
A test early Wednesday morning of the space shuttle Endeavourâ€™s fueling system found no significant hydrogen gas leaks, clearing the way for an upcoming launch on July 11.
Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...