Space shuttle Discovery's launch into orbit this morning has clinched a record for the most women in space at the same time -- four. That includes the three female Discovery crew members and a woman on the space station. Discovery began one of NASA's final stockpiling missions to the International... more »
Space shuttle Endeavour is rocketing toward the space station on one of the shuttle program's last scheduled missions. Endeavour and its crew of six blasted off early Monday. The pre-dawn launch was the last one in darkness if the rest of the shuttle schedule holds. Only four more shuttle flights... 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 »
NASA is predicting good weather for this weekend's space shuttle launch.
Endeavour is scheduled to blast off Sunday morning on the last major construction mission at the International Space Station. A new space station room is loaded aboard the shuttle, as well as a cupola with seven windows.
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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... more »
NASA remains on track for a Monday launch of space shuttle Atlantis. Even the weather is looking great.
Atlantis will deliver a full load of spare parts to the International Space Station, along with six astronauts who will unload everything. Liftoff is scheduled for 2:28 p.m. Monday.
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