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Shuttle Endeavour lands after final mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AFP) – The space shuttle Endeavour glided home for its final landing early Wednesday and the conclusion of the next to last mission of the 30-year-old US shuttle program. Endeavour and its crew of six astronauts — five Americans and one Italian — made a nighttime touchdown…

Shuttle Endeavour leaves International Space Station

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station and headed back to Earth, wrapping up its final journey before entering retirement, NASA said. Endeavour’s last mission is the penultimate flight for the 30-year-old US shuttle program, which will end for good after the Atlantis…

Shuttle Endeavour prepares to leave space station

WASHINGTON — The US space shuttle Endeavour on Sunday prepared to undock from the International Space Station and jet back to Earth, wrapping up its final journey before entering retirement, NASA said. Endeavour’s last mission is the penultimate flight for the 30-year US shuttle program, which will end for good…

Shuttle Endeavour launches, heads to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – U.S. space shuttle Endeavour blasted off on Monday to deliver a potentially revolutionary physics experiment to the International Space Station on the next-to-last flight in NASA’s shuttle program. Spacecraft Endeavour’s 25th and final voyage was expected to reach the orbital outpost on Wednesday. NASA plans…

Watch live: NASA Endeavour space shuttle launch

The space shuttle Endeavour is set to launch this morning, after multiple setbacks. The shuttle launches from Kennedy Space Center to a mission to the International Space Station. Watch the launch live. Embed courtesy of spaceflightnow. spaceflightnow on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free…

Cocaine is found at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

A packet of white powder that was found at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where the space shuttle launches, has tested positive for cocaine, according to NASA’s Inspector General’s office. The packet contained “4.2 grams of a white powdery substance” and was “found in a NASA facility at KSC on March…

Giffords expected at husband’s shuttle launch

LOS ANGELES — Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is expected to attend next month’s space shuttle launch commanded by her astronaut husband, a spokesman said. Doctors in Texas were due to provide an update Friday on the condition of the 40-year-old lawmaker, two months after she was shot in the head at…

Space oddities go on auction in US

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A freeze-dried beef pot roast, the business card of the first man to walk on the moon, and a Playboy calendar that rode to space in 1969 are among a mishmash of old space items on US auction this week. The collection is being offered for sale…

US jails Chinese-born engineer 15 years for spying

A Chinese-born aerospace engineer was jailed for more than 15 years Monday after being convicted of selling technology related to the US space shuttle program to China, officials said. Dongfan “Greg” Chung, 73, was convicted last year of stealing trade secrets from Boeing and Rockwell during a three-decade career where…

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