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Signs are promising for a repair of the aging but popular Hubble Space Telescope, once thought doomed because of worries over astronaut safety. NASA set plans for a big announcement Tuesday after top officials met for three hours Friday.
The future of the Hubble Space Telescope hangs in the balance today in Washington as top NASA managers weigh the feasibility and risks of sending shuttle astronauts on a fifth and final servicing mission to the observatory.
NASA Langley Research Center here will play a vital role in sending humans back to the moon and on to Mars while continuing its more traditional research role in support of Earth- bound aircraft, the head of NASA said Tuesday.
The fate of what some scientists dub "the people's telescope" is again up in the air as NASA decides soon whether to squeeze in a last astronaut repair mission to extend the life of the Hubble Space Telescope.
By Irene Klotz and Tom Brown CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed smoothly in Florida on Monday, ending a successful 13-day mission that NASA hopes will return the U.S.-built shuttles to regular space flights three years after the Columbia disaster.
Space shuttle Discovery's smooth landing on Monday is no cause for complacency, according to NASA chief Michael Griffin, who warned of challenges ahead even as he praised his team for "as good a mission as we've ever flown."
U.S. Space shuttle Discovery landed smoothly in Florida on Monday at the end of a 13-day mission meant to show the fleet is fit to fly safely, three years after the fatal Columbia accident.
NASA gave the shuttle Discovery a majestic Fourth of July send-off and said early signs showed the spacecraft to be in good shape, despite once again being struck by the flying foam that has plagued the program.
By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space shuttle Discovery counted down for launch on Saturday, with the seven-person crew aboard and lightning in the forecast on a critical flight that could see the end of the shuttle program.
NASA counted down to the launch of space shuttle Discovery on Saturday, hoping to fly a crucial mission whose failure could ground the shuttle fleet permanently and leave the International Space Station unfinished.
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