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2008-06-02 15:10:31

Shuttle Discovery neared the international space station on Monday, carrying its enormous Japanese lab.

2008-06-02 00:15:00

Astronauts on board shuttle Discovery performed a wing inspection on Sunday while en route to the international space station.

2008-06-01 07:31:14

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:25 p.m. EDT. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's shuttle Discovery rocketed into space Saturday with a massive Japanese laboratory bound for the International Space Station. Discovery shot up into the sky at 5:02 p.m.

2008-05-31 06:35:41

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's shuttle Discovery and its seven-astronaut crew are poised to rocket spaceward this afternoon carrying the largest laboratory ever built for the International Space Station. Discovery is counting down toward a 5:02 p.m.

2008-05-29 13:05:53

When Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide launches spaceward aboard NASA's shuttle Discovery on Saturday, he will help carry his country's hopes - literally - into orbit. Hoshide and six crewmates are preparing to haul Japan's $1 billion laboratory Kibo (which means "Hope" in Japanese) to the International Space Station.

2008-05-08 17:50:09

NASA's shuttle Discovery is on track to ferry seven astronauts and a large Japanese laboratory to the International Space Station (ISS) later this month. Shuttle commander Mark Kelly told reporters Thursday that Discovery's preparations are going extremely smoothly for its planned May 31 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. "From what I was told yesterday, the condition of the orbiter and the number of problems we've had with it have been at a historic...

2008-05-06 17:28:49

The seven shuttle astronauts preparing to rocket toward the International Space Station (ISS) with a new Japanese laboratory this month arrived at NASA's Florida spaceport Tuesday for launch day practice. Commanded by veteran NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, the astronauts are gearing up for a planned May 31 launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery to deliver Japan's tour bus-sized Kibo module, the largest room built for the station. "Discovery looks really good from what we can...

2008-05-03 15:08:28

The space shuttle Discovery rolled out to its Florida launch pad early Saturday as NASA prepares to launch a massive Japanese laboratory later this month. Commanded by veteran astronaut Mark Kelly, Discovery's seven-astronaut crew is set to launch May 31 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to deliver Japan's Kibo module, the largest laboratory planned for the International Space Station (ISS). "We're really excited to be within 30 days [of...

2008-05-03 15:08:28

HOUSTON - The International Space Station (ISS) is about to get bigger. Seven astronauts are gearing up to launch aboard NASA's space shuttle Discovery to deliver the station's largest room: the Japanese Kibo laboratory.

2008-04-26 10:15:57

The space shuttle Discovery moved a step closer to launch early Saturday as NASA engineers hauled the spacecraft into a massive hangar to join its fuel tank and twin rocket boosters. Discovery made the short morning move from its processing building to the cavernous, 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to prepare for its planned May 31 launch. The shuttle's seven-astronaut crew, commanded by veteran spaceflyer Mark Kelly,...

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2010-11-19 15:49:49

Robert Behnken is an engineer, U. S. Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born Robert Louis Behnken on July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri. He graduated from Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Washington University in 1992, all while being in he ROTC. Just one year later, he received a Master of Science degree in Mechanical...

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