Latest Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Stories

2010-12-31 07:10:00

NASA officials ordered additional repairs to Space Shuttle Discovery on Friday--a move which could further delay the vehicle's final mission.

2009-06-12 10:15:00

NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions.

2009-04-17 08:41:50

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, has released its 2008 annual report. The report examines NASA's safety performance and advises agency and government leaders on ways to improve performance.

2009-02-21 13:01:33

The space shuttle Discovery's launch date remains uncertain, said NASA officials at Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla. USA Today reported Saturday that National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials cannot agree on whether to launch the shuttle Friday, as tentatively planned, or wait until mid-March. The newspaper reported there are concerns about a critical set of valves on the shuttle that have repeatedly delayed the flight from its original Feb.

2008-12-30 15:20:00

NASA on Tuesday revealed new details on the failed flight of space shuttle Columbia, which resulted in the deaths of seven astronauts on Feb 1, 2003.

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.

2008-03-26 02:20:28

I don't know about you, but there's at least a backpack's worth of necessities I take on every trip I make. Between the laptop, iPod, cell phone, newest T.C. Boyle novel and toothbrush, my bag fills up pretty quickly.

2007-10-22 10:40:00

The NASA official who presided over Columbia's doomed re-entry - and who will make the final call about whether Discovery should launch Tuesday - said he is confident this will be a safe flight despite lingering questions about wing imperfections.

2007-09-14 17:25:00

NASA hopes to test a thermal tile patch on the next space shuttle mission that could have been used to fix the gouge that was carved into the bottom of Endeavour during last month's launch.

2007-09-06 15:50:00

An Air Force doctor who headed a controversial astronaut health study told Congress on Thursday that NASA is discouraging open communications by rebutting reports of drunken astronauts on launch day and deriding the claims as urban legends.

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  • A mania for the use of printing-types; a strong propensity to write for publication.
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