News about 'Discovery'

Mar 28, 2011

Gabrielle Giffords on the Road to Recovery, May Watch Husband’s Shuttle Mission Launch

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Representative Gabrielle Giffords is recovering as her husband, NASA Commander Mark Edward Kelly, is on the final stages of his preparation for the shuttle mission.

Mar 1, 2011

First Spacewalk Mission of Shuttle Discovery Astronauts Completed Despite Robotic Arm Problem

First Spacewalk
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Alvin Drew and Steve Bowen during the first spacewalk of their STS-133 mission Credit: Paoli Nespoli / ESA / NASA According to several international news sites, NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Alvin Drew completed the first spacewalk of the shuttle Discovery‘s final space mission on Monday, February 28, despite a system failure temporarily shutting down […]

Feb 28, 2011

Space Shuttle Discovery Makes History: Docks in Station for the Last Time

Space Shuttle Discovery Makes History: Docks in Station for the Last Time
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Space Shuttle Discovery made history when it docked last Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the International Space Station one last time. This will be its terminal mission before it finally retires. It started its 39th and final flight last Thursday afternoon where thousands of people watched its launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Nov 5, 2010

NASA: Space Shuttle’s Final Launch Delayed Due To Bad Weather

Space Shuttle Discovery Postponed
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Space Shuttle‘s‘ final launch schedule was postponed until Friday by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) due to bad weather in Florida according to international report.