NASA says engineers have solved the mystery of cracks that formed in structural supports outside the external fuel tank. Shuttle Discovery's final mission could be as soon as Feb. 24.
The space shuttle Discovery was set to begin its final voyage last month. Now, because of a curious crack in the external fuel tank, the launch will happen no sooner than Feb. 3, 2011.
The final mission of the space shuttle Discovery has been delayed again. The next window of opportunity will be in December, which would mean the astronauts would spend Christmas in space.
Space shuttle layoffs, effective Oct. 1, involve 902 workers in Florida, 478 in Texas and 14 in Alabama.
NASA is collecting digital photos and names from the public to launch on the two final space shuttle missions.
Friday's launch marks the final mission for Atlantis, with the space shuttle program ending in November. But as the emergency backup shuttle, it will be ready for another flight, if needed.
The massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is preventing NASA from transporting a Space Shuttle fuel tank from Louisiana to Florida.
With custom-made tools and a rescue plan, the seven-member crew of the Atlantis aim to upgrade the iconic telescope.
The shuttle launch Saturday, carrying the new module, is a key step for Japan’s space program.