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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.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.