News tagged with space shuttle

Russia to only use ISS until 2020: official

A senior Russian official said Tuesday that Russia will only need the International Space Station (ISS) until 2020, as previous plans by Washington to use it until 2024 were thrown into doubt amid the Ukraine ...

May 13, 2014
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Beating bacteria on Earth—and in space

By sheer strength of numbers, bacteria are by far the most successful life form on Earth. As we've learned over the past several decades of human spaceflight, they don't do too badly in microgravity either. ...

Jan 06, 2014
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Rescuing the Hubble space telescope

In the past two decades, the Hubble Space Telescope has produced thousands of staggering images of the universe—capturing colliding galaxies, collapsing stars, and pillars of cosmic gas and dust with its ...

Nov 15, 2013
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Tour of Boeing's CST-100 Spaceliner to LEO

On Monday, June 9, Boeing revealed the design of their CST-100 astronaut spaceliner aimed at restoring Americas ability to launch our astronauts to low-Earth orbit (LEO) and the International Space Station ...

Jun 13, 2014
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