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Shuttle Endeavour buzzes the Golden Gate Bridge

Photos Thousands of shuttle watchers lined the shores of San Francisco Bay on a hazy Friday morning to say goodbye to Endeavour as she circled the bay, soared above Marin County, flew across the Golden Gate, circled the City by the Bay, then buzzed the Golden Gate Bridge. The 20-year-old space shuttle was not, of course, making her …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Sep 2012
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Space shuttle to slip surly bonds of Earth one last time over California

Retired space shuttle Endeavour is set for a sightseeing tour of California and LA today, in a whistle-stop flyover of the state. Space shuttle Endeavour over Reliant Stadium and Astrodome The shuttle, piggybacking on its 747 jumbo-jet, will fly over the north of the state and a large part of the Los Angeles basin, buzzing …
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Unique imagery of Shuttle docked to ISS released

Vid+Pic There's been something of a wait for it, but unique imagery showing the International Space Station with a Space Shuttle docked has now been released. The vid above and photo below were taken from a Soyuz spacecraft which departed the station on 23 May carrying Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA astronaut Cady Coleman …
Lewis Page, 9 Jun 2011
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Space shuttle Endeavour: 'An incredible ship'

Space shuttle Endeavour flew into retirement yesterday when it touched down at Kennedy Space Center at the end of its 25th and final flight. Speaking from Mission Control in Houston, astronaut Barry Wilmore told commander Mark Kelly: "Your landing ends a vibrant legacy for this amazing vehicle that will long be remembered. …
Lester Haines, 1 Jun 2011
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Space shuttle Endeavour's long journey is over

Space shuttle Endeavour touched down at 06:34 GMT today, at the end of its final mission. Infrared image of Endeavour landing this morning. Pic. NASA TV The venerable vehicle wrapped its 25th flight at Kennedy Space Center, having successfully delivered the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station. NASA …
Lester Haines, 1 Jun 2011
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Endeavour bids adios to ISS

Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station at 03:55 GMT this morning, marking its last departure from the orbiting outpost ahead of its return to terra firma on Wednesday. Endeavour seen from the ISS shortly after undocking. Pic: NASA TV Before waving a final goodbye, the venerable vehicle had a …
Lester Haines, 30 May 2011
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Endeavour 'nauts wrap last ever shuttle crew spacewalk

Mission specialists Greg Chamitoff and Mike Fincke earlier today wrapped the fourth and final spacewalk of Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the ISS – the last ever EVA by space shuttle crew members. Greg Chamitoff and Mike Fincke outside the ISS during today's spacewalk. Pic: NASA The pair ventured outside the orbiting outpost …
Lester Haines, 27 May 2011
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Endeavour spacewalkers come face-to-face with VADER

Endeavour mission specialists Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke today completed the third STS-134 mission spacewalk at the International Space Station. Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke outside the ISS on today's spacewalk. Pic: NASA "It's great to be back outside. It's the most beautiful planet in the universe," said Fincke as he …
Lester Haines, 25 May 2011
Spirit view of Mars. Pic: NASA

NASA kills comms with deceased Mars rover

NASA will today end attempts to contact its Spirit Mars rover, killed by lack of sunlight during a "stressful" Martian winter. The agency last heard from Spirit on 22 March 2010, when it transmitted from the sand trap in which it had been stuck since April 2009. The orientation of its solar panels led scientists to conclude it …
Lester Haines, 25 May 2011
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ISS 'nauts touch down in Kazakhstan

The International Space Station's Expedition 27 came to an end yesterday as Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli (pictured left to right, below) departed the orbiting outpost after 157 days in space. The trio's Russian Soyuz TMA-20 undocked at 21:35 GMT. Commander Kondratyev backed the spacecraft to 600 feet from …
Lester Haines, 24 May 2011
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Endeavour 'nauts in epic ISS spacewalk

Space shuttle Endeavour mission specialists Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke earlier today ventured outside the International Space Station for an epic eight hours and seven minutes - the sixth-longest spacewalk in history. Drew Feustel (top) and Mike Fincke conduct the second spacewalk of the STS-134 mission. Photo: NASA TV The …
Lester Haines, 22 May 2011
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Endeavour mission specialists wrap first ISS spacewalk

NASA 'nauts Greg Chamitoff and Drew Feustel have wrapped the first of four spacewalks planned for Endeavour's STS-134 mission to the International Space Station. Mission specialist Drew Feustel seen during today's EVA. Pic: NASA TV. The pair's EVA lasted 6 hours, 19 minutes, during which they first installed an "ammonia …
Lester Haines, 20 May 2011
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Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer set to sniff out strangelets

The crews of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station have completed the installation of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS, or AMS-02) – the $2bn piece of kit designed to "advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe's origin by searching for antimatter, dark matter and …
Lester Haines, 19 May 2011
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Endeavour docks with space station for the last time

Space shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station for the 12th and final time earlier today, as its swansong mission continues to run smoothly. Endeavour docked with the ISS. Pic: NASA TV Just prior to the 10:14 GMT mating, commander Scott Kelly guided the shuttle through a "backflip rotation" to allow …
Lester Haines, 18 May 2011
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Endeavour sneaks up on space station for elevenses

Space shuttle Endeavour is currently sneaking up on the ISS prior to docking at around 10:15 GMT, with NASA providing live coverage of the space mating here. Endeavour, as seen from the ISS earlier today. Pic: NASA TV On board the veteran vehicle are commander Mark Kelly; pilot Gregory H Johnson; mission specialists Michael …
Lester Haines, 18 May 2011
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Endeavour heads off on final mission

Space shuttle Endeavour blasted off on its 25th and final mission today, carrying the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) and spare parts to the International Space Station. The Endeavour launch. Pic: NASA TV The venerable vehicle departed Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A at 12:56 GMT. Speaking from the flight deck …
Lester Haines, 16 May 2011
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Space shuttle Endeavour finally off next Monday

NASA has announced that space shuttle Endeavour will finally blast off on its 25th and final mission at 12:56 GMT on 16 May. The launch to the International Space Station was aborted on 29 April due to a heater failure in the spacecraft's Auxiliary Power Unit, later traced to a blown circuit in a switchbox inside the engine …
Lester Haines, 10 May 2011
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Space shuttle Endeavour launch delayed until at least May 8

NASA has once again delayed the final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, as it works to correct the electrical problem that postponed Friday's original launch attempt. The shuttle will now launch no earlier than May 8 (next Sunday). This past Friday, shuttle launch director Mike Leinbach scrubbed the scheduled 3:37pm …
Cade Metz, 2 May 2011

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