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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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With problems fixed by NASA and good weather predicted, all is Go-for-liftoff for the Wednesday, August 8, 2008 launch of space shuttle Endeavour and its STS-118 crew that includes educator-astronaut Barbara Morgan.
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Sunday, 05 August 2007 19:05

Endeavour and NASA's STS-118 set to launch

After a one-day delay to finish repairs and other preparatory work, NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour and its crew are ready to launch from pad 39A at 6:36 pm EDT on Wednesday, August 8, 2007, within a ten minute launch window.
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The newly refurbished Saturn V rocket, also nicknamed the Moon Rocket, is now on display outside of the NASA Johnson Space Center. The 30-story tall rocket provided the power in the 1960s and 70s to lift U.S. astronauts to the Moon and back.
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NASA has eliminated some of the weight of the Ares I booster and the Orion spacecraft to make it easier to launch, rendezvous, and dock with the International Space Station (ISS).
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A specially modified Boeing 747 with the Space Shuttle Atlantis mounted on its back took off from the Mojave Desert at 6:05 a.m. PDT Sunday, July 1, 2007, for its trip back to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Private space station company Bigelow Aerospace, based in North Las Vegas, Nevada, successfully launched its Genesis 2 prototype space station from a Russian Dnepr rocket on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at 11:02 a.m. EDT (15:02 GMT).

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As the Atlantis awaits calm weather and clearance by NASA to land, hopefully on Friday but possibly on Saturday or even Sunday, the gap between reality and sci-fi is all too evident.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2007 01:30

Atlantis leaves International Space Station

The space shuttle Atlantis has undocked from the International Space Station to begin its journey back to Earth.

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Tuesday, 19 June 2007 10:23

NASA signs private sector agreements

NASA has entered into agreements with a trio of businesses aimed at the development of capabilities to launch people and cargo into low Earth orbit.

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Monday, 18 June 2007 22:37

Looks like ISS computers passed the test

As the ISS computers appear to have passed their final test, it looks like the Space Shuttle Atlantis will be able to undock and return to Earth as scheduled on Tuesday morning, with a debrief set for 2pm EDT today.

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The International Space Station’s first major computer malfunction seems to have been fixed just in time before Atlantis is due to leave for Earth, with one final test to go, as records are broken and Atlantis was repaired.

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The China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced Monday, June 18, 2007, that its series of Long March rockets would increase from 9.5 tons to 25 tons in payload capacity.         
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