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2006-07-05 09:45:36

By Jeff Franks HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts on shuttle Discovery began a painstaking inspection of their spacecraft on Wednesday, using a sensor-laden robot 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 13:49:51

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery roared off its Florida launch pad on Tuesday on a voyage to the International Space Station, a mission whose failure would likely ground the shuttle fleet permanently.

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2006-07-03 16:50:00

NASA wrestled Monday with whether to try a Fourth of July space shuttle liftoff after the startling discovery of a small chunk of foam insulation that broke off Discovery's fuel tank as it sat on the launch pad.

2006-07-03 10:47:51

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA inspectors found a crack in the foam insulation of space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank and managers met on Monday to decide how the crack might affect Tuesday's launch.

2006-07-03 06:45:00

The destruction of the U.S. space shuttle Columbia in 2003 not only spurred NASA to figure out a way to save a stranded space shuttle crew, but also how to get their damaged ship back home.

2006-07-02 23:55:46

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Bad weather forced NASA to postpone the launch of the space shuttle Discovery on Sunday for the second consecutive day, with the next launch attempt set for Tuesday.

2006-07-02 12:59:02

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Bad weather forced NASA to postpone the launch of the space shuttle Discovery on Sunday for the second consecutive day, with the next launch attempt set for Tuesday.

2006-07-02 12:19:22

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Bad weather forced NASA to postpone the launch of the space shuttle Discovery on Sunday for the second consecutive day.

2006-07-01 13:25:45

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Space shuttle Discovery counted down for launch on Saturday, with the seven-person crew aboard and lightning in the forecast on a critical flight that could see the end of the shuttle program.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.