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2 years 3 weeks ago

Full Dragon exits space station, Earth next stop

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Dragon has left the space station and is headed back to Earth. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station released the commercial cargo ship Sunday morning. The California-based SpaceX company will steer its unmanned capsule to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday afternoon,...

2 years 2 months ago

Spacewalking team conquers bolt, installs box

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Spacewalking astronauts have triumphed over a stubborn bolt. Japanese spaceman Akihiko Hoshide successfully drove the bolt all the way home Wednesday, after cleaning out the socket with homemade tools. That paved the way for the installation of a critical power-switching box. Hoshide and American Sunita...

3 years 3 months ago

Two of NASA's space shuttles meet nose-to-nose

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's retired space shuttles are trading places. In a rare nose-to-nose encounter, Discovery and Endeavour met outside the shuttle hangar Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Discovery moved into the hangar and Endeavour went to the Vehicle Assembly Building. The switch...

3 years 4 months ago

Obama heralds launch of final space shuttle

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the launch of Atlantis on NASA's final space shuttle mission, President Barack Obama says a proud country watched as "America reached for the heavens once more." Obama congratulated the Atlantis astronauts and space workers on what he called a "picture perfect launch" Friday from Cape...

3 years 6 months ago

NASA clears Endeavour for final launch Monday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's next-to-last space shuttle flight is set to blast off Monday morning. Mission managers gave the green light Saturday for the final voyage of Endeavour. Forecasters put the odds of acceptable weather at 70 percent. Endeavour will fly to the International Space Station...

4 years 6 months ago

Astronauts ready, big crowd awaits launch

The biggest launch-day crowd in years is anxiously awaiting the last planned liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis. Only two missions are left after this one as NASA retires the shuttle fleet. More than 40,000 guests have descended on Kennedy Space Center. VIPs on the list include Defense Secretary Robert...

5 years 4 days ago

Low clouds a concern for shuttle launch

Skies are clouding up a bit, so the chance of acceptable weather for today's launch of the shuttle Atlantis is now listed at just 70 percent. Low clouds are the main concern for the mid-afternoon liftoff from Florida's Cape Canaveral. The shuttle is fueled up, and the countdown remains on...

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