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Despite a delay of approximately 90 minutes caused by cloud over Florida, space shuttle Endeavour has landed safely at Kennedy Space Center.

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Tuesday, 25 March 2008 10:57

Shuttle Endeavour heading for home

Endeavour has undocked from the International Space Station in preparation for its return to Earth later this week.

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Thursday, 06 March 2008 04:45

Jules Verne ready for launch

Jules Verne, the ESA's first Automated Transfer Vehicle, has been declared ready for launch.

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Tuesday, 05 February 2008 02:41

NASA 2009 budget crafted at $17.6 billion

On Monday, February 4, 2008, NASA announced that its fiscal year 2009 budget is $17.6 billion for continuing to build the International Space Station, operate the space shuttle fleet, explore the solar system, study the Earth, and conduct aeronautics research.    
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Tuesday, 29 January 2008 11:35

Automated spaceship loaded for ISS resupply

Jules Verne, the first European automated transfer vehicle (ATV) has been loaded with oxygen ahead of its first trip to the International Space Station.

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On January 9, 2008, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation announced that U.S. astronauts Loren Shriver, John Blaha, Bryan O’Connor, and Robert Cabana will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.              
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Sunday, 09 December 2007 20:22

Sensors cancel Sunday's launch of NASA shuttle

After loading the external tank with super-cold liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, the launch control team found one faulty fuel sensor, which forced the cancellation of the December 9, 2007 liftoff of shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station. UPDATE: Mission postponed until January 2008.    
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The two faulty sensors on the external tank (ET) of the NASA space shuttle Atlantis, for mission STS-122, are thought to involve an open circuit in the wiring. With only two good sensors left, there is no redundancy remaining in the system if a third one goes bad.
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NASA officials report on Thursday, December 7, 2007, that ground controllers were getting bad readings in two of the four hydrogen fuel gauge sensors from the external tank (ET).
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Thursday, 22 November 2007 01:26

Shuttle astronaut quits

Crew assignments for space shuttle mission STS-126 have been revised following the resignation of an experienced astronaut.

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Monday, 12 November 2007 05:03

Space shuttle Atlantis back on launch pad

NASA's space shuttle Atlantis has arrived at its launch pad at Kennedy Space Center.

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Thursday, 08 November 2007 04:22

Safe return for Discovery

Space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Kennedy Space Center following a 15-day mission.

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Tuesday, 06 November 2007 10:14

Columbus prepares to set sail for Space Station

The European Space Agency's Columbus orbiting laboratory has been placed into a payload canister ready to be loaded aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.

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Wednesday, 31 October 2007 01:24

NASA finds crumbled solar panel on spacewalk

The third STS-120 spacewalk was proceeding smoothly. The two astronauts had bolted down a solar power tower to the International Space Station and had begun to extend out the solar panels when they noticed a rip in the second panel.
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Thursday, 18 October 2007 02:17

Go-ahead for Shuttle mission STS-120

NASA officials have selected October 23 as the launch date for the next Space Shuttle mission.

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NASA engineers tested the new hydraulic seals which were recently installed (after leaky ones were discovered), found them ok, and approved the trip of Discovery from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building.                        
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Monday, 20 August 2007 06:45

Hurricane coming, so Endeavour returning early

The space shuttle Endeavour has undocked from the International Space Station a day early in order to land at Kennedy Space Center before Hurricane Dean affects operations at Mission Control, Houston.

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The underwater mission called NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 13 (NEEMO 13) is studying ways to quickly and accurately diagnosis fatigue, stress, and fitness while performing stressful tasks during long-duration missions in space, underwater, or other extreme environments.
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Sunday, 12 August 2007 20:54

Welcome to the space hotel Galactic Suite

According to its founder the grand opening in 2012 of the world's first space hotel--to be called Galactic Suite--will give wealthy tourists a luxury trip around the world fifteen times each day for three days.
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Tracking cameras on the ground and on the external tank recorded debris hitting the underbelly of the space shuttle Endeavour at about 58 seconds after it was launched into space 8/8/07 for its STS-118 mission.
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