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2008-09-29 16:05:00

The U.S. space agency's Stardust space capsule is to go on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. The capsule will join the collection of flight icons in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. The capsule will go on display Oct. 1 -- the 50th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- in the museum's Milestones of Flight Gallery. "Stardust, comprising a spacecraft and capsule, completed a seven-year, 3...

2008-08-01 06:00:07

By Amanda Palleschi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--No. 19 never got a chance to fly. Unlike 11 of his brothers and sisters, No. 19 didn't get a monkey to ride him into space, or a famous astronaut-turned-politician like John Glenn (his seventh sibling received that honor). No. 19 was always the backup singer, the tester, the assistant. But on Thursday, No. 19 became a proud symbol of St. Louis aerospace history. The space capsule rode through his hometown to his new home at the St....

2008-07-29 00:00:17

By Howard Witt HOUSTON - File this one under "E" for "Ewww factor." NASA has used human cadavers to test the new Orion space capsule that is supposed to take astronauts back to the moon sometime around 2020. Three cadavers were used in experiments at Ohio State University last year to test the safety of new spacesuits and seats, allowing engineers to measure the extreme forces to which astronauts will be subjected when the capsule returns to Earth by parachute after each mission. NASA...

2008-07-22 21:00:15

HOUSTON _ File this one under "E" for "Ewww factor." NASA has used human cadavers to test the new Orion space capsule that is supposed to take astronauts back to the moon sometime around 2020. Three cadavers were used in experiments at Ohio State University last year to test the safety of new spacesuits and seats, allowing engineers to measure the extreme forces to which astronauts will be subjected when the capsule returns to earth by parachute after each mission. NASA officials say...

2008-07-12 00:00:07

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In a daring spacewalk, two space station astronauts cut into the insulation of their descent capsule and removed an explosive bolt that could have blown off their hands with firecracker force. Spacewalkers Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko managed, in the end, to safely disconnect the bolt from the Soyuz capsule that will be their ride home this fall. They immediately slid it into a blast- proof container. "It is in," one of the Russian...

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2008-05-23 12:15:00

It could be another bumpy return to Earth for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS). A source inside the Russian space industry said their re-entry capsule has the same glitch that caused problems on the last two landings.The Russian space agency refused to comment on any technical problems but said the Soyuz-TMA capsule was safe to carry crewmembers back from orbit in October.The capsule is manned by two Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko and is also carrying...

2008-04-22 16:55:16

This story was updated at 3:23 p.m. EDT. The off-target landing of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft during its return to Earth on Saturday posed a serious risk to the three astronauts aboard, Russian space officials and reports suggest. An apparent malfunction in a mechanism designed to jettison the Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft's propulsion module from its crew-carrying descent capsule threatened the lives of the three astronauts aboard, Russia's Interfax News Agency reported Tuesday....

2006-01-17 13:10:26

Please read in 15th paragraph ...any solid material from beyond the moon... instead of ...any extraterrestrial solid material... By Nichola Groom LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A space capsule loaded with comet dust completed a 2.9 billion-mile journey on Sunday, landing safely in the Utah desert to the relief of NASA scientists who have waited seven years for the return of particles they hope will give them clues about the origins of the solar system. The Stardust mission ended early...

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2005-10-13 04:45:00

BEIJING -- Two Chinese astronauts circling the Earth are doing experiments to help China find ways to put up people in a potential space laboratory for long stretches, Xinhua news agency said. After blasting off on Wednesday morning, Nie Haisheng and Fei Junlong started tests by exaggerating their movements while opening and closing internal doors, changing out of their space suits and using equipment to check the effects on the craft's trajectory, Xinhua said. "The two astronauts will bring...

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2005-09-26 08:50:00

SHANGHAI, China -- China's second manned space mission - and its first to carry two astronauts - is due to launch on Oct. 13, weather permitting, and return five days later, a state media report said. The launch of Shenzhou VI is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Base, in the Gobi desert in northern China, with the mission lasting 119 hours if all goes according to plan, the state-run China News Service reported on Sunday. It said midday was chosen as the launch time to...


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