Space shuttle Discovery and its six-astronaut crew ended a 13-day journey of more than five million miles and concluded the spacecraft’s illustrious 27-year career with an 11:57 a.m. EST landing Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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The crew of space shuttle Discovery awoke at 6:54 a.m. EST to the song â€œThrough Heaven’s Eyesâ€ by Brian Stokes Mitchell from the Prince of Egypt soundtrack, played for Mike Barratt at the request of his family.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for additional work related to its final scheduled mission. The first… Continue reading
WASHINGTON — NASA managers have targeted space shuttle Discovery’s launch for no earlier than Feb. 3 at 1:34 a.m. EST. Shuttle managers determined more tests and analysis are needed before proceeding with the launch of the STS-133 mission to the… Continue reading
HOUSTON — NASA managers have postponed a launch status meeting and news conference planned for Monday, Nov. 22. The events were rescheduled after a Space Shuttle Program meeting Thursday determined more analysis is needed before proceeding toward the launch of… Continue reading
Engineers will meet today to discuss evaluation and repair options for shuttle Discovery’s ground umbilical carrier plate, or GUCP. Discovery’s launch has been delayed until at least Nov. 30 because of a hydrogen gas leak at the GUCP. Work is… Continue reading
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA postponed space shuttle Discovery’s launch to the International Space Station due to a hydrogen gas leak detected while filling the external tank. The next launch attempt could be no earlier than Monday, Nov. 8 at… Continue reading
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NASA called off the scheduled Wednesday launch attempt of space shuttle Discovery on its 39th and final flight to assess a potential problem with the backup controller of one of the shipâ€™s main engines, officials said Tuesday.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 2, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] engineers and technicians are supporting Space Shuttle Discoveryâ€™s final mission, in part by processing the shuttleâ€™s payload, which includes the last U.S. pressurized element to be delivered to… Continue reading