Astro-bat feared dead after shuttle launch

The seven astronauts onboard the space shuttle Discovery had an unexpected companion during their liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center earlier this week, the US space agency said.

Endeavour poised for next-to-last US shuttle flight

NASA Sunday readied the space shuttle Endeavour for its final mission with liftoff set for 8:56 am (1256 GMT) Monday on the next-to-last flight for the American shuttle program.

Company is first to return spacecraft from orbit (Update 2)

(AP) -- NASA took a giant leap away from the spaceflight business Wednesday as a private company launched a spacecraft into orbit and for the first time guided it safely back to Earth, a feat previously achieved only by ...

NASA postpones Discovery launch to February 3 (Update 2)

The shuttle Discovery's final mission to the International Space Station will be delayed until February 3 at the earliest as engineers try to solve the mystery of the cracked fuel tank, NASA said Friday.

NASA delays shuttle Discovery launch

NASA on Thursday delayed the launch of the space shuttle Discovery until 0359 GMT Saturday so mission specialists could review tests on a faulty valve, the US space agency said.

Bad valve forces NASA to call off shuttle launch

(AP) -- NASA called off the launch of space shuttle Discovery on Tuesday, the second day in a row the liftoff was scrubbed, this time because of a bad fuel valve.

Discovery Set for Aug. 25 Launch

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Flight Readiness Review for space shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission has concluded, setting the launch date for Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 1:36 a.m. EDT.

Damage eyed as shuttle heads toward space station

(AP) -- Space shuttle Endeavour rocketed toward the international space station Thursday as engineers on Earth pored over launch pictures that showed debris breaking off the fuel tank and striking the craft.

NASA eyes debris as Discovery nears space station

(AP) -- NASA kept close tabs on an old piece of space junk Monday that threatened to come too close to the international space station as the shuttle Discovery raced toward the orbiting outpost for a 220-mile-high linkup.

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