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2005-09-19 13:05:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA on Monday unveiled its $104 billion plan to return Americans to the moon by 2018 aboard a capsule-like vehicle the space agency's chief described as "Apollo on steroids." Like the Apollo program that carried the first humans to the moon in 1969, the new system would put crew members into a capsule sitting atop a rocket, and would have a separate heavy-lift vehicle to take only cargo into orbit.

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2005-09-19 13:45:00

NASA estimated Monday it will cost $104 billion to return astronauts to the moon by 2018 in a new rocket that combines the space shuttle with the capsule of an earlier NASA era.

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2005-09-08 18:50:22

With two space shuttle facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina and hundreds of workers left homeless, NASA is reassessing the prospects of launching another mission next year.

2005-08-18 13:56:37

Please read in 8th paragraph "and will not now have to do back-to-back missions" instead of "but was now going to have to do back-to-back missions." By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA has been forced to delay the next launch of a space shuttle until March 2006 because more time is needed to fix a problem with foam flying off the external fuel tank, space agency officials said on Thursday.

2005-08-18 14:08:04

By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA has been forced to delay the next launch of a space shuttle until March 2006 because more time is needed to fix a problem with foam flying off the external fuel tank, space agency officials said on Thursday.

2005-08-18 12:12:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The next launch of a space shuttle will not be until March 2006, NASA officials said on Thursday. "It looked like the early opportunities don't work for us," Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA's associate administrator for Space Operations, told a news conference.

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2005-08-06 18:41:32

The man ultimately responsible for bringing Discovery's astronauts safely home doesn't talk about his feelings. NASA chief Michael Griffin favors reason over emotion. He chooses straight talk over spin. He sees himself as the rational "Spock" of Star Trek.

2005-07-29 14:43:54

Corrects third paragraph to say: NASA said a smaller chunk of foam also broke off and appeared to have hit to correct which chunk of foam may have hit wing By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - The shuttle Discovery crew on Friday used a boom with laser scanners to take another look at minor damage on their ship's heat shield while NASA's chief said he expects engineers will quickly fix the fuel tank problems that have again grounded the fleet.

2005-07-29 14:50:42

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - The shuttle Discovery crew on Friday used a boom with laser scanners to take another look at minor damage on their ship's heat shield while NASA's chief said he expects engineers will quickly fix the fuel tank problems that have again grounded the fleet.

2005-07-28 14:18:59

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even as shuttle Discovery docked smoothly on Thursday with the International Space Station, problems that started soon after liftoff could cloud the future of U.S. space flight.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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