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2009-04-18 08:30:00

NASA rolled the space shuttle Endeavour out to a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday, preparing it for a rescue mission the agency hopes it never has to undertake.

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2009-04-10 12:10:00

The shuttle Endeavour was moved into position Friday for attachment to its fuel tank and solid rocket boosters, NASA officials said.

2009-03-25 14:47:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, March 31, as preparations for the STS-125 mission move forward.

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2009-03-30 15:30:00

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to roll out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, March 31, as preparations for the STS-125 mission move forward.

2008-12-04 18:42:06

NASA announced Thursday that space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope is targeted to launch May 12, 2009.

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2008-09-29 15:55:00

NASA said on Monday that it is delaying its mission to the Hubble Space Telescope until next year because of a glitch that has caused the telescope to stop sending science data.

2008-09-14 12:00:07

By Florida Today CAPE CANAVERAL -- Hurricane Ike tore up part of the roof of NASA's storied Mission Control Center in Houston, but Johnson Space Center appears to have come through the monster storm without major damage, officials said Saturday.

2008-09-06 00:00:05

U.S. space officials moved the target launch date for the Shuttle Atlantis mission to the Hubble Space Telescope back two days to Oct. 10. The decision was made after Atlantis was rolled to the launch pad Thursday, NASA said Friday in a release.

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2008-09-05 13:10:00

NASA has adjusted the target launch dates for the two remaining space shuttle missions in 2008. Shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope is targeted for Oct. 10, while Endeavour's STS-126 supply mission to the International Space Station has moved to Nov. 12.

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2008-09-04 14:06:55

At 9:19 a.m. EDT this morning, space shuttle Atlantis began its slow trek from Kennedy Space Center's massive Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A.


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