Simulated launch, real deathNASA officials had one word for the simulated launch of the space shuttle at Cape Canaveral last week: “Super!” Then disaster struck. For reasons yet to be explained, five Rockwell International technicians removed an access panel and entered a rear section of the orbiter above the engine.
India has ended its unmanned moon mission after failed attempts to regain contact with the orbiter, an official said Monday.
Indian space scientists were scrambling Sunday to regain contact with their unmanned moon mission a day after they abruptly lost contact with the orbiter.
Humans are a step closer to returning to the moon after NASA launched a lunar orbiter Thursday to provide a comprehensive survey of our nearest celestial neighbor.