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4 years 2 months ago

Shuttle blasts off

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Low clouds scrubs launch

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...

4 years 2 months ago

Space shuttle Endeavour cleared for Sunday launch

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...

4 years 5 months 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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