News tagged with shuttle flight

Where do astronauts go when they need 'to go?'

Alan Shepard became the first American to fly in space on May 5, 1961. Although NASA engineers had put considerable planning into his mission, dubbed Freedom 7, noticeably missing from this extensive preparation was a way ...

Jul 10, 2013
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SpaceX readies space station rendezvous

The US company SpaceX on Friday prepared for the climax of its Dragon capsule's landmark mission to the International Space Station with a high-stakes bid to latch on to the orbiting research lab.

May 24, 2012
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