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NASA astronaut Stephen Robinson has left the space agency.
Endeavour astronauts inspected the space shuttleâ€™s thermal protection system, checked out spacesuits and prepared to dock with the International Space Station during their first full work day in space.
NASA has assigned the crews for space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131. The STS-130 mission will deliver a third connecting module to the International Space Station and a seven-windowed cupola to be used as a control room for robotics.
They were inspired by the astronauts who came before them, and now it was their turn to be inspirations. Three members of the space shuttle Discovery crew encouraged a rapt audience of children and adults to follow their passions, and work at what they loved.
At times, the Discovery mission conjured up memories of Apollo 13 for the ingenuity required of the astronauts and flight controllers. In an ever-changing, ever-challenging flight, NASA chief Michael Griffin called this group of seven astronauts true test pilots - and brave.
On his last day in orbit, Mission Specialist Steve Robinson sent a podcast from space before the seven-member Discovery crew returns to Earth Monday. The podcast was recorded as the Shuttle flew over the southeast tip of Indonesia.
By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA on Tuesday prepared for an unprecedented spacewalk to the belly of space shuttle Discovery to remove dangling cloth strips from the ship's delicate heat shield and pondered another potential problem. U.S.
Employing the kind of NASA ingenuity seen during Apollo 13, an astronaut prepped for an emergency repair job Wednesday on Discovery's exterior with forceps, scissors and a hacksaw fashioned out of a blade and a little duct tape.
By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - The shuttle Discovery's crew had misgivings about performing a spacewalk to remove two fabric fillers dangling from the ship's delicate heat shield, astronauts said on Tuesday.
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