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2005-09-21 11:15:00

NASA prepared on Wednesday to evacuate its Johnson Space Center in Houston and turn over control of the International Space Station to its Russian partners as Hurricane Rita barreled across the Gulf of Mexico with ferocious winds.

2005-09-20 22:30:24

NASA's deputy shuttle program manager has moved into the top spot, taking over from an ex-Marine who is now leading the space agency's hurricane recovery effort on the Gulf Coast.

2005-08-21 10:07:24

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery completed a cross-country ride atop a jumbo jet and returned to Florida on Sunday, nearly two weeks after finishing NASA's first mission since the 2003 Columbia accident.

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2005-08-21 09:30:00

Discovery arrived back at its home port Sunday atop a jumbo jet following a 5.8 million-mile journey through space - the first by a shuttle in 2 1/2 years - and then a jog across the country.

2005-08-20 09:13:53

MIAMI (Reuters) - The return of the space shuttle Discovery to its home port in Florida, riding piggyback on a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, was delayed on Saturday because of potentially bad weather along its route, NASA said.

2005-08-18 13:56:37

Please read in 8th paragraph "and will not now have to do back-to-back missions" instead of "but was now going to have to do back-to-back missions." By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA has been forced to delay the next launch of a space shuttle until March 2006 because more time is needed to fix a problem with foam flying off the external fuel tank, space agency officials said on Thursday.

2005-08-18 14:11:46

By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA will delay the next launch of a space shuttle until March 2006 in part because more time is needed to fix a problem with foam flying off the external fuel tank, space agency officials said on Thursday.

2005-08-18 14:08:04

By Maggie Fox WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA has been forced to delay the next launch of a space shuttle until March 2006 because more time is needed to fix a problem with foam flying off the external fuel tank, space agency officials said on Thursday.

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2005-08-18 11:05:00

NASA will delay the next launch of a space shuttle until March 2006 in part because more time is needed to fix a problem with foam flying off the external fuel tank, space agency officials said on Thursday. NASA made the announcement a day after a report on its response to safety recommendations made after the 2003 Columbia disaster said some of the problems still existed.

2005-08-17 18:26:39

Space shuttle Discovery is tentatively scheduled to leave California on Friday, more than a week after it was diverted to the Mojave Desert in the first shuttle flight since the Columbia accident.


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'.