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NASA astronauts use robot to inspect shuttle

Computerworld - Sharon Gaudin - 17 May, 2011
Computerworld - Astronauts on NASA's space shuttle Endeavour are using the spacecraft's robotic arm to inspect the shuttle's heat shield for damage today. This is the Endeavour's second day in orbit. The shuttle lifted off from Kennedy ...

Tiny Stamp-Sized Satellites Carried by Endeavour into Space

TIME - Matt Peckham - 17 May, 2011
Imagine peewee satellites the size of pennies tumbling through space like interstellar insects, collecting data and transmitting it home. Stop imagining, because three stamp-sized prototypes designed by Cornell ...

US Rep. Giffords picks wake-up song for shuttle

The Associated Press - 17 May, 2011
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " After a poignant wake-up song requested by wounded US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for her astronaut husband, Endeavour and the two other space shuttles each marked milestones Tuesday for the retiring fleet. ...

Nearing space station, Endeavour crew checks heat shield

Reuters - Pierre Ducharme, Colleen Jenkins - 17 May, 2011
The space shuttle Endeavour lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 16, 2011. By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - Shuttle Endeavour closed in on the International Space Station on Tuesday while astronauts ...

Photo of space shuttle Endeavour becomes internet hit

Telegraph.co.uk - Andy Bloxham - 17 May, 2011
A passenger on a Delta Air Lines commercial flight captured this rare photograph of the condensation trail formed after the US space shuttle Endeavour was launched on Monday. By Andy Bloxham 2:24PM BST 17 May 2011 Stefanie Gordon, a 33-year-old events ...

Endeavour Astronauts Inspect Shuttle Heat Shield for Dings

Fox News - Denise Chow - 17 May, 2011
Space shuttle Endeavour appears to fly past flags in the foreground, on its way to the International Space Station. Launch of the STS-134 mission took place at 8:56 am EDT on May 16. The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour ...

Endeavour crew: It's "a beautiful day in space"

CBS News - William Harwood - 17 May, 2011
The launch of Endeavour was captured by a camera aboard a student science project balloon, the Senatobia-1, at an altitude of 64000 feet. The trail of Endeavour's rockets can be seen at right. (Quest For Stars) KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, ...

US space equipment blasts off with Chinese-designed thermal control system

Xinhua - Zheng Qian, Zhao Renwei - 17 May, 2011
JINAN, May 17 (Xinhua) -- When the United States' space shuttle Endeavor blasted off on Monday, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS-02), which features a thermal control system developed by Chinese ...

NASA's Endeavour carries tiny, space-traveling satellites

Computerworld - Sharon Gaudin - 17 May, 2011
Computerworld - As NASA's space shuttle Endeavour works its way toward the International Space Station today, it's carrying prototypes of fingernail-size satellites that are expected to someday travel to Saturn. ...

Endeavour launches with particle physics payload

ZDNet UK - William Harwood - 17 May, 2011
Running two weeks late because of an electrical glitch, the repaired space shuttle Endeavour finally blasted off and rocketed into orbit for the last time on Monday. The space shuttle Endeavour launched ...

Endeavour's final flight

DAWN.com - 17 May, 2011
After 20 years, 25 missions and more than 115 million miles in space, Endeavour is on its final flight to the International Space Station before being retired and donated to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Mission STS-134 will deliver the ...

Giffords watches husband blast off

Winnipeg Free Press - Marcia Dunn - 17 May, 2011
RED HUBERT / MCT Shuttle commander Mark Kelly and his crew head to the launch pad Monday. (TRIBUNE MEDIA MCT) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Endeavour blasted off on NASA's next-to-last shuttle flight, thundering through clouds into orbit Monday morning as ...

Endeavour crew's Star Trek poster and Gabrielle Giffords' goodbye note for ...

Daily Mail - Captain Kirk - 17 May, 2011
And as Mark Kelly and the rest of the Endeavour crew uttered the words 'Beam me up Scotty' for the final time, they were blasted into outer space, with Gabriel Giffords watching proudly from a private viewing area. As the six-man crew went boldly where ...

Endeavour launch: Mark Kelly's joy as 500k watch space shuttle blast off for ...

Daily Mail - 17 May, 2011
By Daily Mail Reporter Endeavour's commander urged America to continue to 'reach for the stars' today as he led the orbiter on its 25 th and final journey into space. US Navy Captain Mark Kelly and his five crew blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre at ...

Endeavour launches for last time

Belfast Telegraph - 17 May, 2011
A space shuttle has taken flight for the next-to-last time as US Congress representative Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from a gunshot wound and hidden from public view, watched her astronaut husband rocket through the clouds in a deafening roar. ...

Star Trek star William Shatner records tribute to space shuttle Endeavour's ...

Telegraph.co.uk - 17 May, 2011
Nasa TV enlisted William Shatner, famous for his role as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, to record their dedication to the space shuttle Endeavour. It was watched by Gabrielle Giffords, the US congresswoman and wife of one of Endeavour's crew members Mark ...

UK technology's magnetic space future

BBC News - Jonathan Amos - 17 May, 2011
It's thought as many as half a million people crammed the roads and beaches outside the Kennedy Space Center to see Endeavour's final launch. Thousands more had official guest status and got a slightly closer view from inside the spaceport itself. ...

Endeavour's last time into orbit

euronews - 17 May, 2011
NASA space shuttle Endeavour has launched on its 25th and final mission, the 134th since the shuttle program began in 1981. It is the next-to-last 'go' before NASA retires its three-ship fleet this summer. On board the flight from Kennedy Space Center ...

Shuttle Endeavour on its final endeavour

euronews - 17 May, 2011
The American space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off on its final mission. With the earth pointing in the optimum direction the orbiter left Kennedy Space Centre in Florida for the last time, heading for the International Space Station. ...

Gabrielle Giffords watches Endeavour launch

San Francisco Chronicle - Manuel Roig-Franzia - 17 May, 2011
The Endeavour crew before liftoff: Greg Chamitoff (left), Drew Feustel, Roberto Vittori, Mike Fincke, Greg Johnson and mission commander Mark Kelly, husband of Gabrille Giffords. (05-17) 04:00 PDT Cape Canaveral -- Space shuttle Endeavour vaulted ...

Shot US congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords watches husband take off on space ...

Mirror.co.uk - 17 May, 2011
THE US congresswoman shot in the head in an attempted assassination watched proudly as her husband blasted off into space yesterday. Shuttle Endeavour roared into orbit on its last voyage to the International Space Station " paving the way for a ...

Particle detector blasts off to seek hints of universe mystery

Xinhua - Ren Haijun - 17 May, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) particle detector, mankind's most ambitious effort to date to explore the universe' origin, kicked off its long-awaited mission Monday, with Chinese scientists playing ...

Next in line for takeoff

Houston Chronicle (blog) - 17 May, 2011
STS-135 mission specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim watch the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour on television in the Teague Auditorium at JSC. ( Smiley N. Pool : Houston Chronicle ) As the space shuttle Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space ...

China-made giant magnet helps AMS detector's hunt for anti-matter in space

Xinhua - 17 May, 2011
BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Despite several delays, the AMS-02 particle detector took off from the Florida coast of the United States Monday to start its over-ten-year long march looking for antimatter and dark matter in space. "What is rarely known, ...

Space shuttle launched on final mission

Al Jazeera - 17 May, 2011
NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour rocketed into orbit on its final mission on Monday. It was a picture perfect launch for the orbiter as it embarked on a 16-day mission before retiring to a science center in California. Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler was at ...

News Wrap: Space Shuttle Endeavour Blasts Off for Final Mission

PBS News Hour - 17 May, 2011
Read the Transcript: http://to.pbs.org/iXVTXU In other news Monday, Space Shuttle Endeavour blasted into orbit, marking the penultimate takeoff for the shuttle program. The launch attracted a large crowd including Gabrielle Giffords, ...

NASA's Endeavour shuttle blasts off on last mission

Herald Sun - 17 May, 2011
ENDEAVOUR has blasted off on its final mission as NASA gets closer to closing the door on the space shuttle program forever. After more than a fortnight of delays, NASA's space shuttle Endeavour launched today from Cape Canaveral on its final voyage. ...

Space Shuttle Endeavour's final trek in pictures

MarketWatch - 17 May, 2011
The space shuttle Endeavour STS-134 on Launch Pad 39A after the rollback of the rotating service structure at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Monday. Endeavour and its six-man crew are slated to deliver an astronomical and ...

Early morning liftoff of shuttle Endeavour draws smaller crowd to Space Coast

The Canadian Press - Mike Schneider - 17 May, 2011
TITUSVILLE, Fla. " Manny Kariotakis got goosebumps watching the last launch of Endeavour, even though the space shuttle disappeared behind clouds seconds after blasting off from the pad 10 miles (16 kilometres) away. Hundreds of thousands of spectators ...

At Cape Canaveral, the Rocket's Red Glare

Wall Street Journal - Scott Simon - 17 May, 2011
Watching Endeavour's last launch with my two daughters, I realized that when it comes to exploring space I want America to be in the driver's seat. By SCOTT SIMON When a man says, "Your lives will never be the same," you tend to pay attention, ...

 

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