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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.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA is prepared to launch its first space shuttle mission since the Columbia accident 2-1/2 years ago even if a technical glitch that grounded Discovery on July 13 reoccurs, the U.S. space agency said on Sunday.
By Michael Christie and Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA on Wednesday delayed the launch of shuttle Discovery until next week at the earliest, postponing its first human space flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster due to a problem with a fuel sensor.
By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery was "go for launch" on Wednesday in NASA's first human space mission since the fatal Columbia accident 2 1/2 years ago. The U.S.
By Michael Christie CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA returns to human space flight on Wednesday with its first space shuttle mission since Columbia disintegrated 2 1/2 years ago, killing seven astronauts and spilling debris over Texas.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA will go ahead with the first space shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster after fixing damage to a heat-resistant tile on the shuttle Discovery, a spokesman said on Tuesday. "The issue has been resolved. Launch is a go," said NASA spokesman Mike Rein.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - One of shuttle Discovery's window covers fell off as the ship waited on the launch pad on Tuesday, striking one thermal tile near its tail, NASA officials said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - After 2-1/2 years, $1 billion on safety upgrades and a management overhaul, weather may be the final hurdle to NASA launching its first shuttle since the 2003 Columbia disaster, the space agency's chief said on Tuesday.
With the countdown for Discovery in its final hours, NASA was dealt an embarrassing setback Tuesday when a window cover fell off the shuttle and damaged thermal tiles near the tail. But the space agency quickly fixed the problem and said it was still on track for launch Wednesday. The mishap was an eerie reminder of the very thing that doomed Columbia 2 1/2 years ago.
By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery should be ready toreturn to flight next month, NASA chief Michael Griffin said onTuesday, one day after an oversight panel found the U.S. spaceagency fell short on three key safety concerns.
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