News tagged with space shuttle discovery

Image: Building the Space Station

In this 2006 image, astronauts Joan Higginbotham (foreground) and Suni Williams refer to a procedures checklist as they work the controls of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS) or Canadarm2 in the Destiny ...

dateMar 06, 2018 in Space Exploration
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A decade of plant biology in space

On this day 10 years ago, Space Shuttle Discovery was launched to the International Space Station carrying ESA's European Modular Cultivation System – a miniature greenhouse to probe how plants grow in weightlessness.

dateJul 05, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Hubble captures birthday bubble

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to celebrate Hubble's 26th year in orbit, captures in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble. The object, known as the Bubble Nebula, is in ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Astronomy
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