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Safety first: Ten years since STS-114’s return to flight misssion


Ten years ago today, the Space Shuttle Discovery left the Kennedy Space Center on STS-114. The flight, filled with hopes, aspirations, and emotions, marked the first step in returning the Shuttle to…

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Returning the Shuttle to flight: STS-114’s evolution from Columbia


STS-114 was the Shuttle mission that returned NASA to active flight status following the tragic loss of Columbia. But STS-114, more than any other flight of its time,…

RAF involvement in STS-114


It has been revealed that the Royal Air Force was called in to help track Shuttle Discovery – utilising the powerful radar facility at RAF Fylingdales (Ballistic Missile…

NASA delays STS-114 launch


NASA has announced a new ‘no sooner than’ launch date for Shuttle Discovery’s STS-114 mission, confirming a story ran on this site yesterday. A press conference was held…

STS-114 Return to Flight specific media site


Launching in the next few days – this site will be dedicated to the safe Return to Flight (RTF) of NASA’s Space Shuttle fleet. With STS-114’s current launch…

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Soyuz MS-04 lands as Peggy Whitson ends record-breaking mission


After four and a half months in space, Roscosmos’ Soyuz MS-04 returned three spaceflight veterans to Earth – including one who has been on orbit far longer than…

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Four Shuttle veterans selected to drive SLS uphill on maiden flight


The four RS-25 engines selected for the debut launch of the Space Launch System (SLS) are veteran Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) with a rich history of successful…

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NASASpaceFlight.com completes site upgrade


NASASpaceFlight.com marked the completion of its major upgrade on Sunday, with the addition of a brand new forum and new logo design. The upgrades to the news site…

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Tributes for Discovery’s commander following the passing of Alan Poindexter


The commander of Discovery’s STS-131 mission, Alan Poindexter, passed away on Sunday, following a tragic accident. Tributes have been made to the US Navy captain, who also piloted…

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Space Shuttle Discovery: Thank you and goodbye


The end of a legend. For 29 years, the Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery has lived and breathed her life at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. She has been…

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Russian Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft launches to International Space Station


The Russian Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft – also known by its US designation of 29S – has launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) from the wintry Baikonur Cosmodrome…

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MAF goes Hollywood as movie teams utilize the facility’s once-busy expanses


In what is a sobering reality of the Space Shuttle Program’s end, the Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) is now being filled with the sound of clapperboards, as opposed…

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STS-135: ET camera functions through ascent – no usable video of reentry


Providing stunning images of the grand finale of the Shuttle Program, the External Tank (ET) camera on ET-138 concluded a 22-flight legacy – beaming back images of the tank’s…

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Reaching the End: Atlantis and the Fight Against Retirement


For Atlantis, the last decade of her career would be marked with many more triumphs as she joined her sisters in the most ambitious project in space to…

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STS-135: Amended Systems Abort-Once-Around practiced before launch


As all teams continue to track a July 8 launch of STS-135, an important final milestone was reached this month with the final integrated launch and mission simulations (sims)…

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STS-135 Special Topics, Mission Timeline Get-wells Reviewed


As the flight crew and engineers close in on the targeted July 8 launch of Space Shuttle orbiter Atlantis and the STS-135/ULF7 mission to the International Space Station,…

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STS-135: Tank Camera modification aimed at filming footage of ET-138’s death


Schedules are showing the External Tank camera – which will ride with Atlantis’ ET-138 – is to be modified – allowing it to beam back video of the…

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Endeavour preparing for the trip home – TPS clearance overview


After nearly 12 days of docked operations with Space Station Alpha, the Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA youngest Shuttle orbiter, departed the international outpost to begin her final journey…

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STS-133: PMM successfully installed – Soyuz flyabout cancelled


With the first spacewalk (EVA) of the mission behind them, Discovery’s crew has further completed one of the mission’s primary objectives: the installation of the PMM (Permanent Multipurpose…

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After 26 Years, Workhorse Discovery Stands Ready for Final Mission


For over 29 years engineers, space enthusiasts, and people around the world have marveled at the technological and scientific achievement that is the Space Shuttle fleet. During this time, the…