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2006-08-01 08:45:00

The next part of the International Space Station might resemble a cocoon when tucked inside Space Shuttle Atlantis for flight. But by the time it's deployed in space, the segment that will provide a quarter of the completed station's power capability will look more like an extremely large butterfly.

2006-07-10 02:42:44

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Space shuttle Discovery got a clean bill of health from NASA managers on Sunday, as they declared it "absolutely clear" to make a scorching return to Earth with no concerns about damage to the spacecraft's heat shield.

2006-07-09 19:14:35

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Space shuttle Discovery got a clean bill of health from NASA managers on Sunday, as they declared it "absolutely clear" to make a scorching return to Earth with no concerns about damage to the spacecraft's heat shield.

2006-07-08 18:54:48

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts spent Saturday twisting and bending at the end of a spindly pole to make sure the device could provide a stable platform for repair work on U.S. space shuttles.

2006-07-08 16:10:40

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts spent Saturday twisting and bending at the end of a spindly pole to make sure the device provides a stable platform for future repair work on the U.S. space shuttle fleet.

2006-07-08 01:35:44

By Irene Klotz HOUSTON (Reuters) - The first spac

2006-07-06 15:05:00

The crew of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery floated aboard the International Space Station on Thursday after their spaceship sailed flawlessly into a docking port to begin an eight-day, critical mission.

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2006-07-06 06:15:00

Shuttle Discovery raced toward a rendezvous with the International Space Station on Thursday where it was to drop off a German astronaut for a six-month stay amid signs of recovery for the troubled U.S. space program.

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2006-07-05 18:00:00

Early inspections have revealed no damage to the space shuttle Discovery, NASA said Wednesday after a day of checking out the spacecraft with on-board cameras.

2006-07-02 05:03:09

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Thunderstorms threatened NASA's plan to launch space shuttle Discovery on Sunday on a mission critical to the future of the shuttle program and the half-built International Space Station.


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Sunita Williams
2012-10-29 09:16:39

Sunita Williams is an American astronaut and a United States Navy officer who holds the record for the longest space flight by a woman. She was born Sunita Pandya Krishna on September 19, 1965 in Euclid, Ohio to parents of Indian and Slovenian decent. She graduated from Needham High School in Needham, Massachusetts in 1983, and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. She was immediately commissioned as an Ensign in...

Robert Curbeam
2012-09-03 07:38:13

Robert Curbeam is a Captain in the United States Navy and a former astronaut. He was born Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. on March 5, 1962 and in 1980 he graduated from Woodlawn High School in Baltimore County, Maryland. He then attended the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering in 1984. After graduating and completing flight training, Curbeam reported to Fighter Squadron 11 (VF-11) and made multiple overseas deployments on the USS...

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2010-12-03 15:33:13

Michael Bloomfield was an American astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He was born Michael John Bloomfield on March 16, 1959 in Flint, Michigan. He played football throughout his childhood, and graduated from Lake Fenton High School in Fenton, Michigan in 1977. Bloomfield then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received his bachelor's degree in Engineering Mechanics, as well as played Falcon football for Coach Bill Parcells. After graduating the Fighter...

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2010-12-03 14:11:14

Daniel Burbank is an American astronaut and a Captain in the United States Coast Guard. He was born Daniel Christopher Burbank on July 27, 1961 in Manchester, Connecticut. In 1979, he graduated from Tolland High School in Tolland, Connecticut. He then attended Fairfield University for his first year of college, but soon transferred to the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he earned his commission in 1985. Two years later, he completed flight training and became an instructor pilot. He...

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2010-11-17 15:24:34

Jeffery Ashby is an engineer, a former American naval aviator and astronaut, a veteran of three space shuttle missions, and a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy. He was born Jeffrey Shears Ashby on June 16, 1954. He grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1972, and then attended the University of Idaho, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1976. Ten years later, he graduated from the Naval...

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