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2006-07-17 07:28:34

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space shuttle Discovery was cleared for landing in Florida on Monday at the end of a mission meant to show the fleet is fit to fly safely, three years after the fatal Columbia accident.

2006-07-17 07:21:43

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery was cleared for landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday at the end of a mission meant to signal NASA's full recovery from the 2003 Columbia disaster.

2006-07-17 07:12:58

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery was cleared for landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday at the end of a mission meant to signal NASA's full recovery from the 2003 Columbia disaster.

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2006-07-17 08:00:00

Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of six landed safely Monday, wrapping up a successful mission that put NASA back in the space station construction business. Discovery touched down on the Kennedy Space Center runway around 9:14 a.m. EDT.

2006-07-17 05:14:37

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space shuttle Discovery astronauts prepared for a Florida landing on Monday at the end of a mission NASA hopes will show the fleet is fit to fly safely, three years after the fatal Columbia accident.

2006-07-17 02:12:50

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts on shuttle Discovery began final preparations to land in Florida on Monday as they neared the end of a mission that NASA hopes has proved it can fly space shuttles safely again.

2006-07-16 16:28:28

By Bruce Nichols HOUSTON (Reuters) - With the last potential snags to landing cleared on Sunday, the astronauts on space shuttle Discovery hoped for good weather to cap a comeback mission for NASA with a Florida touchdown. The shuttle was scheduled to land on Monday at 9:14 a.m.

2006-07-12 08:36:06

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two astronauts went into Discovery's open cargo bay on Wednesday to test heat-shield repairs in the final spacewalk of a shuttle mission that may signal NASA's recovery from the 2003 Columbia disaster.

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.

2006-07-07 19:06:31

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Discovery crew used a boom-mounted digital camera to re-inspect six areas on the shuttle's heat shield on Friday, but appeared confident problems that led to the 2003 Columbia disaster have been resolved.


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