CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The four astronauts who will close out NASA's space shuttle program are at their Florida launch site, eager for a Friday takeoff.
Commander Christopher Ferguson and his crew flew into Kennedy Space Center from Houston on Monday, the Fourth of July. NASA staff handed... more »
As Endeavour launched into the new frontier of space Monday morning, the United States government is preparing for a new frontier of space travel without using the shuttle. The three-decade old human transport-module to space is being retired after the final launch of Atlantis scheduled for June.
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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... more »
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's countdown clocks are ticking again for the next-to-last space shuttle launch. The countdown began Friday morning for the second time for Endeavour's final mission. A launch attempt late last month was foiled by an electrical snag aboard Endeavour. NASA says repairs have fixed the... more »
The launch date for the shuttle Endeavour's final mission may have to be pushed back again. It was set for next Tuesday, but repair work on the switch box that caused Friday's scrub is taking longer than expected. A replacement was installed today, but more testing is still needed. more »
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Endeavour's launch is off until probably the end of the week.
On Sunday, NASA officials said there was no way Endeavour could blast off Monday on its final voyage. A new launch date was not set. But officials said it appeared that... more »
Clouds have delayed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour. NASA called everything off early this morning, with just 9 minutes left in the countdown. The band of low clouds started moving into the area late yesterday and forced the delay. Launch managers said they would try again tomorrow. Slightly better... more »
Space shuttle Endeavour has the green light for launch tomorrow and an improving weather forecast to go with it. The last scheduled night launch comes as workers face uncertainty after a space policy shake-up by the Obama administration. On Monday, President Barack Obama ditched the back-to-the-moon program of the previous... more »