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2008-06-16 21:10:00

NASA is retiring its shuttle fleet in two years, and for at least five years after that, no humans will launch from Florida's "Space Coast."

2008-01-31 07:05:58

NASA's shuttle Atlantis is on target for a Feb. 7 launch so long as a kinked radiator hose doesn't put a crimp in the agency's plans.

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2007-12-18 19:05:00

NASA on Tuesday traced fuel gauge failures in shuttle Atlantis' tank to a bad connector, and a top manager said he did not know how long it would take to replace the part or when the spaceship might fly.

2007-12-12 08:09:31

NASA will refill the space shuttle Atlantis' large external tank next week in hopes of isolating a sensor glitch that foiled two attempts to launch an orbital construction mission this month, the agency's shuttle chief said Tuesday.

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2007-09-14 17:25:00

NASA hopes to test a thermal tile patch on the next space shuttle mission that could have been used to fix the gouge that was carved into the bottom of Endeavour during last month's launch.

2006-08-29 13:25:08

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter from high winds and rain expected from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said. The move is likely to end the U.S.

2006-08-29 13:17:08

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis left its seaside launch pad on Tuesday on a slow, day-long ride back to shelter from high winds and rain expected from Tropical Storm Ernesto, NASA said. The move is likely to end the U.S.

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2006-08-16 15:40:00

NASA will attempt to launch space shuttle Atlantis on August 27 to restart construction of the half-built International Space Station, officials of the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday.

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2006-06-24 13:28:39

A grounded space shuttle. Countless months trying to fix foam insulation problems on the fuel tank. A faulty fuel tank sensor that delayed a launch in May. If this list looks familiar, it should.

2006-05-31 17:10:00

U.S. space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday passed a critical technical review to determine if modifications made to its fuel tank would significantly reduce the chances of a Columbia-like disaster.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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