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2006-07-08 09:14:58

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two astronauts stepped out of the International Space Station on Saturday for a spacewalk in which they hope to make shuttle flights safer by bouncing around on the end of a 100-foot (30-meter) boom.

2006-07-08 01:35:44

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - The first spac

2006-07-07 00:20:00

NASA engineers worked overnight on Friday to assess images of space shuttle Discovery's heat shield after two days of intensive inspections and growing optimism the problems leading to the fatal 2003 Columbia accident are over.

2006-07-05 21:55:48

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery conducted a painstaking inspection of their spacecraft on Wednesday, using a sensor-laden robotic arm to look for damage after launch from Florida on a mission critical to the shuttle program's future.

2006-07-05 20:58:09

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery conducted a painstaking inspection of their spacecraft on Wednesday, using a sensor-laden robotic arm to look for damage after launch from Florida on a mission critical to the shuttle program's future.

2006-07-05 05:52:27

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts on the shuttle Discovery awoke to their first full day in space on Wednesday and prepared to inspect their orbiter for damage after launching from Florida on a flight NASA hopes will get the troubled U.S. space program back on track.

2006-07-04 20:14:03

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery blasted off from its seaside Florida launch pad on Tuesday on a do-or-die mission for NASA's beleaguered shuttle program and the half-built International Space Station.

2006-07-04 16:06:21

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery blasted off from its seaside Florida launch pad on Tuesday on a do-or-die mission for NASA's beleaguered shuttle program and the half-built International Space Station.

2006-07-04 14:51:52

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery roared off its Florida launch pad and soared into orbit on Tuesday on a key mission whose failure could end the U.S. shuttle program prematurely.

2006-07-04 14:19:42

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery roared off its Florida launch pad and soared into orbit on Tuesday on a key mission whose failure could end the U.S. shuttle program prematurely.


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