NASA on Thursday put off the planned launch of the space shuttle Discovery for a third time to give engineers more time to study tests on a liquid hydrogen valve, the space agency announced. The shuttle’s liftoff — originally set for Tuesday — has been put off until 11:59 p.m. Friday, mission managers said.
Space shuttle Discovery was scheduled to launch early Tuesday morning for a mission to deliver equipment to the international space station.
The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday after a mission to the International Space Station. Earlier Saturday, NASA had scrubbed a planned 1:38 p.m. landing, citing high winds
A pair of astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery safely completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Thursday, installing a set of solar panels that will help the station handle twice as many crew members.
The rodent was last seen clinging on the foam of the external tank of the space shuttle moments before the Discovery launched, officials said. NASA officials had hoped the bat would fly away on its own, but admitted the bat probably died quickly during Discovery’s climb into orbit.
The space shuttle Discovery safely docked at the international space station on Tuesday, a welcome smooth maneuver during a mission that was delayed by a gas leak and threatened by hurtling chunks of space junk. Discovery’s seven-member crew, which lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on Sunday night, will deliver supplies needed to expand the space station’s capacity, doubling the number of people who can live there from three to six
The planned Wednesday night launch of space shuttle Discovery has been cancelled due to an apparent leak in the giant external fuel tank, the Kennedy Space Center said. The decision is the latest in a series of delays for the NASA shuttle mission. In total, the mission has been delayed for more than a month