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By Jim Loney CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - 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.
While foam falling from the space shuttle's fuel tank has garnered the lion's share of NASA's attention, the space agency's chief said on Friday it was far from being the only risk facing Discovery, which is set for liftoff from Florida on Saturday.
Space shuttle Discovery will carry more than crew and cargo for its scheduled July 1 launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The whole shuttle program's future is riding on this flight.
It took help from the U.S. Postal Service to jump-start the nation's commercial aviation industry in the late 1920s and early 1930s. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin thinks a little push from government could do the same for the commercial space industry in the next several years.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA managers cleared the shuttle Discovery for launch on July 1, over the objections of the agency's top safety officer and its lead engineer, officials said on Saturday.
NASA seems to be embarking on a new era of space diplomacy. An accord to cooperate with India on an unmanned moon mission was sewn up this week and talks are on the horizon with China, a potential competitor that wants to land on the moon.
Please read in 7th paragraph ... Luo headed a delegation that visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre and said he had a discussion with the U.S. space agency's administrator, Michael Griffin.
NASA unveiled a new policy for dealing with the media on Thursday, after accusations it had censored space agency scientists on global warming and the origins of the universe.
By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. human spaceflight program is "strained to the limit," NASA's chief said on Thursday, warning against any long gap between the end of the shuttle era and the first flight of a planned new spaceship.
Congressional leaders asked NASA Thursday to guarantee scientific openness at the agency following accusations that a public affairs officer changed or filtered information on global warming and the Big Bang.