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
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
A piece of an old Soviet-era satellite spinning through space could threaten the International Space Station overnight, NASA said Monday. On its current course, the piece of the Russian Kosmos 1275 will arrive about a half a mile (.79 kilometers) from the space station at 2:14 a.m. CDT Tuesday, said Bill Jeffs, a spokesman at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.