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2008-11-17 07:40:00

Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station on Sunday carrying a crew of seven astronauts with a mission to update the station’s living quarters.

2008-10-04 21:00:04

Pages of a diary kept by an Israeli astronaut killed in the Columbia space shuttle disaster are going on display at a museum in Jerusalem, Israeli media report.

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2008-09-29 16:20:00

NASA’s plans to retire space shuttle flights by 2010 are causing the agency to struggle with its identity and future.

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2008-09-08 16:45:00

NASA announced on Monday that next month's shuttle flight to the Hubble Space Telescope faces an increased risk of getting hit by space junk because it will be in a higher, more littered orbit than usual.

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2008-08-31 10:00:00

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin has ordered his top officials to study how the agency could fly the space shuttle beyond its planned retirement in 2010, according to an internal e-mail obtained by The Orlando Sentinel.

2008-08-30 15:10:00

NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said he wants to know if the U.S. space shuttle can fly beyond its planned retirement in 2010, an e-mail shows. The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Saturday that an e-mail it obtained reveals Griffin ordered his staff to research the question.

2008-08-30 12:05:00

NASA's staff will study whether the space shuttle program could continue operating past its scheduled retirement in 2010, according to an internal e-mail sent this week.

2008-08-29 16:35:00

NASA is taking a look at what might be required to postpone the retirement of its three space shuttles until their Orion capsule replacement begins operational flight in 2015, but only as a preparatory measure for Congress and the incoming president, agency officials said Friday.

2008-08-28 15:05:00

The U.S. space agency and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education say they will work together to encourage students to focus on science studies.

2008-08-28 12:05:00

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Sonja Alexander of NASA, Headquarters, Washington, +1- 202-358-1761, sonja.r.alexander@nasa.gov; or Shannon Rush of Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Alexandria, Va., +1- 888-683-9740, srush@challenger.org WASHINGTON, Aug.


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2012-03-10 09:17:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...

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2012-03-10 08:50:43

Discovery launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 24, 1985 at 2:50 PM EST and landed at Kennedy on January 27 at 4:23 PM EST. The shuttle orbited 49 times at an altitude of 220 nautical miles and an inclination of 28.5 degrees and travelled 1.3 million miles. The mission lasted 3 days, 1 hour, 33 minutes, and 23 seconds. The launch scheduled for January 23 was scrubbed due to freezing weather conditions. (Orbiter Challenger was scheduled for Mission 51-C but thermal tile problems...

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