The privately-launched Cygnus cargo ship delivered critical supplies as well as long-awaited gifts from the astronauts' families
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Thursday 02 June 2011
The space shuttle Endeavour touched down at its Florida home base early yesterday, capping a 16-day mission to deliver a science experiment to the International Space Station on Nasa's penultimate shuttle flight.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
The space shuttle Endeavour and its crew of six landed at Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, early today.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
NASA completed its part in the construction of the International Space Station yesterday, with the final spacewalkers in the 30-year shuttle program attaching an extension boom.
Friday 27 May 2011
Classical mythology presented the Moon as the sibling of the Sun. But scientists, having performed an analysis of lunar rocks, are increasingly of the view that our closest neighbour in space is a cousin of the Earth. They believe that a massive chunk of our planet became separated about 4.5 billion years ago and ended up orbiting us – although how this happened scientists are still unsure.
Friday 20 May 2011
Endeavour astronauts fix the $2 billion cosmic ray detector to the International Space Station.
Monday 02 May 2011
The space shuttle Endeavour's final launch has been delayed until at least the end of the week because technicians need to replace a crucial component, Nasa said yesterday.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Bigger, bolder, better: just three words that sum up the opener for this series.
Thursday 14 April 2011
"What's in a name" asks the National Association of Motor Auctions, proudly announcing that this is to be its new moniker (it has until now operated as the Society of Motor Auctions). Well, one thing that's in a name is what it makes people think of – and for this reason Nama, as it will henceforth be known, may not have made the best choice. There is another Nama with which the world is more familiar – and it is not a happy association. Nama is the bad bank set up in Ireland a little while back to manage all those distressed assets.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Monday 28 March 2011
Friday 25 March 2011
Astronaut Mark Kelly speaks about shot congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords' recovery.
Thursday 17 March 2011
The curse of BAA strikes again: to lose one PR chief might beconsidered unfortunate, but to lose no fewer than four is more than careless. Malcolm Robertson, the current incumbent, quit his post yesterday, meaning that BAA is now on the hunt for its fifth communications director in as many years. Mr Robertson says the December snow debacle is not the reason he is leaving and that he had been thinking about ending his 12-year career at BAA before that crisis. Still, it can't have helped.
Wednesday 16 March 2011
A Russian Soyuz capsule has landed in Kazakhstan, bringing a Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts back to Earth.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
On 28 January 1986, the world was shaken when the Challenger space shuttle exploded without warning scant minutes after launch.
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