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2009-07-21 08:46:48

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.

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2009-07-17 15:35:00

Space shuttle Endeavour successfully docked with the International Space Station about 220 miles above the Gulf of Carpentaria on Friday afternoon.

2009-07-15 17:24:00

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.

2009-06-03 15:06:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers completed a review Wednesday of space shuttle Endeavour's readiness for flight and selected June 13 as the official launch date for the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station.

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2009-06-03 15:20:19

NASA managers completed a review Wednesday of space shuttle Endeavour's readiness for flight and selected June 13 as the official launch date for the STS-127 mission to the International Space Station.

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2009-05-09 07:15:00

NASA astronaut Mark Polansky, commander of the next space shuttle mission to the International Space Station in June, is sharing updates about his training and flight on Twitter. He invites followers to submit video questions via YouTube that he will answer from orbit.

2009-05-08 15:12:00

HOUSTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Mark Polansky, commander of the next space shuttle mission to the International Space Station in June, is sharing updates about his training and flight on Twitter.

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2006-12-02 13:20:00

Discovery's seven astronauts are among the most culturally diverse of any space shuttle crew. There are two African-Americans, an astronaut of Indian descent, the soon-to-be first Swede in space, a British-born mission specialist, an Alaskan and a Jersey Boy.

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2006-10-15 09:20:00

NASA has said it over and over again: The coming missions to finish the International Space Station are among the hardest and most complex ever. Many would point to Discovery's next mission as the most difficult.


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  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
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