A new external tank arrived this morning at Port Canaveral, positioning NASA managers for a decision that will determine whether shuttle Atlantis is slated to launch in May or June.
CAPE CANAVERAL - The Atlantis astronauts capped a practice countdown Thursday with a drill they never want to go through for real: A launch tower escape.
CAPE CANAVERAL – Destined to resume construction of the International Space Station, the Atlantis astronauts this week face a key pre-launch test – a practice countdown at Kennedy Space Center.
CAPE CANAVERAL - A faulty electronics box will be replaced on one of shuttle Discovery's solid rocket boosters, but the work won't delay NASA plans to launch its second post-Columbia flight July 1.
CAPE CANAVERAL - A European science laboratory will be delivered to a Kennedy Space Center processing facility today after a transoceanic trip aboard one of the largest cargo aircraft in the world.
NASA next week will begin assembly of shuttle Atlantis for a planned Aug. 28 launch on a mission aimed at resuming construction of the half-built International Space Station.
CAPE CANAVERAL - Columbia blasted off 25 years ago today on NASA's first space shuttle mission. Seems like a good time to roll out my own personal list of shuttle program superlatives.
CAPE CANAVERAL - Kennedy Space Center technicians will take on a lengthy and unusual job today, one aimed at getting inside a shuttle external tank to swap out suspect fuel sensors.