Archive: 08/08/2007

Shuttle Crew at the Pad

The STS-118 crew is at Launch Pad 39A. A short elevator ride to the 195-foot level brought the astronauts to the White Room where one by one each crewmember is assisted by NASA's closeout crew to prepare to board the shuttle.

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Martian Skies Brighten Slightly

Slight clearing of still-dusty Martian skies has improved the energy situation for both Spirit and Opportunity, allowing controllers to increase the rovers' science observations. Spirit is even being commanded to move its ...

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An early ape shows its hand

Fossils often have provided important insights into the evolution of humans and our ancestors. Even small fossils, such as bones from the hand or foot can tell us much about our ancestor’s and their behavior. Such may be ...

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