BAD weather forced Nasa to postpone the launch of the space shuttle Discovery yesterday for the second consecutive day, with the next launch attempt set for tomorrow.
NASA managers have rejected last-ditch pleas from their top safety officer and chief engineer to scrap next month's shuttle launch, saying that they will press ahead despite potentially catastrophic risks.
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NASA has set July 13 as the launch date for Discovery, the first shuttle to go into space since the Columbia disaster in February 2003.
NASA has delayed by two months the first space shuttle flight since the loss of seven astronauts in the Columbia disaster.
A SMALL heap of paper that survived the disintegration of doomed space shuttle Columbia, a 38-mile fall to Earth and two months of exposure to rain and sun in a Texas field, has been painstakingly restored by forensic scientists.
THE longest-serving astronaut in history, who flew twice to the Moon and commanded the first space shuttle mission, has announced his retirement after 42 years at NASA.
THE longest serving astronaut in history, who flew twice to the moon and commanded the first space shuttle mission, has announced his retirement after 42 years at Nasa.
NASA is planning to replace key parts on its space shuttle fleet after it discovered a potentially disastrous mistake made more than 20 years ago which could have caused the craft to explode on landing.
NASA has discovered a potentially disastrous mistake made more than 20 years ago on the space shuttle Discovery and plans to replace key parts on all three of its shuttles, the United States space agency said today.
NASA workers and supporters of the US space programme gathered at Cape Canaveral, Florida yesterday to mark the first anniversary of the Columbia catastrophe that claimed the lives of seven astronauts.
THE first space shuttle mission since the Columbia disaster has been postponed by at least six months until next autumn because of continuing repairs to the remaining fleet.
NASA is targeting next autumn for its next space shuttle launch, saying there are too many post-Columbia disaster repairs to fly any sooner.
NASA is hoping to resume space shuttle flights in March, 13 months after the Columbia disaster killed seven astronauts during re-entry to Earth.
NASA is hoping to resume space shuttle flights in March - 13 months after the Colombia disaster that killed seven astronauts.
THE head of Nasa has promised to introduce changes to the United States’ space agency following a scathing report into the Columbia space shuttle disaster.
ONLY a revolution in NASA’s attitude towards safety will prevent another space shuttle disaster, a damning final report into the loss of the orbiter Columbia has concluded.
NASA launched the space shuttle Columbia aware that it had more than 1,600 potentially fatal technical flaws, an inquiry into the accident has found.
CIVILIAN members of the expert group investigating the Columbia space shuttle disaster have been put on the Nasa payroll to ensure much of the inquiry will be carried out in secret.
THE Columbia space shuttle disaster was probably caused by a seal that broke between protective tiles on the left wing, according to preliminary results of an official US inquiry.
NO changes in the way the space shuttle Columbia returned to Earth would have saved it, a NASA report has concluded.
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