News tagged with space shuttle

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 delays ISS launch again

The US company SpaceX on Wednesday said it was unlikely to meet a planned May 7 launch to send its Dragon space capsule to the International Space Station, but did not set a new date for the attempt.

May 02, 2012
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Entrepreneur giving shuttle truss new uses

(Phys.org) —A truss design devised to help workers process space shuttles continues to find new uses as a space shuttle engineer-turned-entrepreneur adapts it to everything from a solar-powered electric ...

May 15, 2013
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