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2005-08-12 07:53:05

NASA said it does not expect another space shuttle to fly until at least late this year as it tries to figure out what caused Discovery's foam loss during liftoff.

2005-08-09 13:33:11

By Nichola Groom EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts returned to Earth safely on Tuesday, successfully completing NASA's troubled resumption of human space flight 2 1/2 years after the Columbia disaster.

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2005-08-09 09:55:00

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.

2005-08-09 07:54:48

By Nichola Groom EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts returned to Earth safely on Tuesday, bringing a successful end to NASA's troubled return to human space flight 2 1/2 years after the Columbia disaster.

2005-08-09 06:18:00

By Irene Klotz and Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The crew of space shuttle Discovery fired the spaceship's braking rockets to leave orbit on Tuesday and headed to California for the first shuttle landing attempt since the 2003 Columbia disaster.

2005-08-09 04:24:03

By Irene Klotz and Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA rejected two chances to land the space shuttle Discovery in Florida on Tuesday because of bad weather, making California the likely landing spot for the first shuttle flight since the 2003 Columbia disaster.

2005-08-09 05:33:56

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.

2005-08-09 02:24:19

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A chance of rain near the Florida landing site prompted NASA to delay the return to Earth of space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday, once again extending the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia accident.

2005-08-08 21:40:38

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery, prevented from returning to Earth by bad weather on Monday, prepared for a second day of landing opportunities to conclude the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster.

2005-08-08 13:33:28

By Irene Klotz and Jim Loney CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Cloudy skies over its Florida landing site on Monday forced NASA to postpone the space shuttle Discovery's return to Earth, prolonging by at least a day the first shuttle mission since the 2003 Columbia disaster.


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'.