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US Astronauts Inspecting Shuttle for Damage

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Astronauts aboard the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis are using their first full day in orbit to inspect the shuttle’s heat shield for any damage from Friday’s launch. The U.S. space agency, NASA, says crew members are conducting Saturday’s inspection in preparation for docking at the International Space Station on Sunday. NASA says the four-member crew […]

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Shuttle Atlantis Enters Earth Orbit on Final Mission

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis entered Earth’s orbit Friday on a mission to the International Space Station — the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old shuttle program. After days of rainy forecasts and cloudy weather, an estimated crowd of 1 million people watched the historic lift-off in and around the Kennedy Space Center in […]

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Shuttle Atlantis Blasts Off on Final Mission

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis blasted off Friday on a mission to the International Space Station — the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old space shuttle program. The space agency NASA said as many as 1 million people were gathered in and around the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch the historic lift-off. […]

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Astronauts Board Shuttle for Final Launch

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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The final crew of the space shuttle Atlantis has boarded the spacecraft at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center for the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old space shuttle program. As many as 1 million people are gathering to witness the historic lift-off, but the weather forecast remains questionable, with a 70 percent chance for clouds […]

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Possible Weather Delays Loom for Final Space Shuttle Launch

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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Crews at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center have begun final preparations for Friday’s scheduled launch of the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis, the 135th and final flight of the 30-year-old space shuttle program. As many as 750,000 people are expected to be on hand to witness the historic lift-off, but the weather forecast remains gloomy, with a […]

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NASA to Launch Final Shuttle Mission on July 8

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials with the U.S. space agency, NASA, have voted unanimously to set July 8 as the launch date for the U.S. shuttle program’s last mission. NASA made the announcement Tuesday on its Twitter feed. The space shuttle Atlantis will be carrying out the final mission of the 30-year shuttle program. Atlantis will bring a crew […]

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Space Station Crew Takes Shelter from Space Junk

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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An unidentified piece of space debris came close to the International Space Station Tuesday, forcing the six crew members to seek shelter in their rescue craft. News reports said the space junk passed within about 245 meters of the space station. There are currently three Russians, two Americans and one Japanese astronaut at the space […]

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Russian Spacecraft Docks at ISS

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft with an international crew on board has arrived at the International Space Station. The Russian mission control said the spacecraft docked early Friday Moscow time. The spacecraft carrying American Mike Fossum, Russian Sergei Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa of Japan had lifted off Wednesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan. The three […]

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New Crew Blasts Off for Space Station

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Russian Soyuz spacecraft is on its way to deliver a new crew to the International Space Station. The Soyuz blasted off early Wednesday from Kazakhstan with Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum. They are expected to arrive at the space station Thursday for a five-month stay. While […]

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US Space Shuttle Returns from Its Final Mission

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth early Wednesday after completing its final voyage to the International Space Station. Commander Mark Kelly and his crew landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the 25th time the U.S. space agency, NASA, has landed a space shuttle in darkness, about a fifth […]

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