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  1. Nasa to launch space shuttle despite unmet safety goals

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Jacqui Goddard

    ... Jacqui Goddard in Miami Nasa's space shuttle programme is finally back on track after being grounded for more than two years. Discovery, one of three shuttles remaining from the original five-strong fleet, is scheduled for launch on July 13- the first manned US spaceflight since the Columbia disaster in February 2003. Nasa managers admit that despite 21/2 years ...

  2. Shuttle woes won't ground space quest

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on re-entry in 2003. Instead, it has left the US space agency Nasa with a problem similar to the one that led to the loss of Columbia- the dislodging of pieces of foam from external tanks during ... waste back to Earth. But the incident shows just how risky space travel remains. As Nasa administrator Michael Griffin said: 'This is not an enterprise where one can predict the outcome ...

  3. Talking points

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... on Tuesday and slipped away after a partial lap around the station. All that remains of NASA's final shuttle voyage is the touchdown, targeted for the pre-dawn hours today in Florida. The return ... to rely on Russian Soyuz rockets for rides to the ISS until a new US spacecraft - a commercial launcher and capsule built by a private corporation in partnership with NASA - is ready to take off ...

  4. Difficult choices ahead for space programme

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nasa activities aimed at benefiting mankind, including its mission to 'understand and protect our home planet'. Along with budget cuts, commitments to the space station and the new moon-landing plans have forced the cancellation or postponement of Earth projects. That is regrettable at a time of intense debate about the effect of climate change on our planet. It is arguable Nasa ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to deliver a pioneering physics experiment and spare parts to the International Space Station. Nasa was nearly four hours away from launching Endeavour on its 25th and final mission on April 29 when ...

  6. Perilous journey

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... to the cameras. But they must have felt the impact in their bones. No wonder Nasa chose the ocean as a softer buffer for the return of many of its capsules before the introduction of the space shuttle. ... At that time, I ran a relatively small programme in conjunction with Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Using the shuttle's imaging radar, and other remote sensing equipment, ...

  7. Astronaut encourages lofty goals

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and was certified as a mission specialist at Nasa's Johnson Space Centre in February 2006. The training, she admits, was tough. 'We had to learn many things during the astronaut-candidate ...



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