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2007-08-10 20:00:00

NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander today accomplished the first and largest of six course corrections planned during the spacecraft's flight from Earth to Mars.

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2007-07-28 14:30:00

At NASA, once again, the problem is its culture - a habit of dismissing the concerns of knowledgeable underlings. This time, it's NASA doctors and even astronauts getting the brushoff when voicing worries that some astronauts have drunk too much alcohol before flying.

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2006-12-09 17:35:00

NASA moved ahead Saturday with last-minute preparations for the second attempt to get space shuttle Discovery off the ground for the first night launch in four years.

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2006-12-02 13:25:00

Several days after space shuttle Discovery arrives at the international space station, some of the lights will go out. Some communications with Mission Control will stop. Backup power will be lost.

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2006-09-09 07:40:00

NASA makes its fifth attempt to get Atlantis off the launch pad at 11:15 a.m. EDT on Saturday. If the mission is scrubbed again, the space agency must abandon for a few weeks its efforts to send the shuttle off on a construction mission at the international space station.

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2006-09-08 06:20:00

The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis has been scrubbed until Saturday due to a problem with one of the vehicle's fuel system sensors. The new launch time is targeted for 11:14 a.m. EDT.

2006-09-06 03:36:45

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA postponed the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday because of a problem with a power system aboard the ship, officials with the U.S. space agency said.

2006-09-06 03:45:39

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA postponed the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday because of a problem with a power system aboard the ship, officials with the U.S. space agency said.

2006-08-31 17:00:00

NASA picked Lockheed Martin Corp. on Thursday as the prime contractor to build the Orion spaceship, which will replace the aging shuttle fleet and take astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972.

2006-08-26 16:00:14

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA has delayed Sunday's planned launch of space shuttle Atlantis to assess possible damage from a lightning strike on the ship's Florida launch pad, the U.S. space agency said on Saturday.


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