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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Extravehicular activities

    Launched on July 26, 2005 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-114 was classified as Logistics Flight 1. The mission's third and final extravehicular activity included taking a close-up look and the repair of the damaged heat shield. Gap fillers were removed from between the orbiter's heat-shielding tiles located on the craft's underbelly. Never before had any repairs been done to an orbiter while still in space.

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  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Extravehicular activities

    Launched on July 26, 2005 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-114 was classified as Logistics Flight 1. The mission's third and final extravehicular activity included taking a close-up look and the repair of the damaged heat shield. Gap fillers were removed from between the orbiter's heat-shielding tiles located on the craft's underbelly. Never before had any repairs been done to an orbiter while still in space.

  • Biggest crowds since Apollo days await Endeavour shuttle launch

    Biggest crowds since Apollo days await Endeavour shuttle launch

    The shuttle launch represents a bookend of sorts for Endeavour: It carried the first US segment of the space station in 1998 and it will deliver the last US piece of major hardware now. The Obama family will be among the more than 500,000 viewers.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/20

    This majestic view taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle nebula, an industrious star-making factory located 7,000 light-years away in the Serpens constellation. The image shows the region's entire network of turbulent clouds and newborn stars in infrared light. The color green denotes cooler towers and fields of dust. Red represents hotter dust thought to have been warmed by the explosion of a massive star about 8,000 to 9,000 years ago.