2009-03-28 19:12:39 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, March 28 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. space shuttle Discovery touched down on Saturday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending its 13-day mission to the International Space Station.
2009-03-27 02:10:29 GMT SINA.com
Astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery conducted a final inspection of the vehicle Thursday and at first glance found no significant damage which would prevent it from returning to Earth.
2009-03-26 00:13:31 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, March 25 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station on Wednesday, beginning its trip back to Earth, NASA TV reported.
2009-03-26 00:26:05 GMT Xinhua English
Space shuttle Discovery has left the international space station. The shuttle undocked from the orbiting outpost Wednesday after eight days. Discovery and its crew of seven are due back Saturday.
2009-03-12 07:40:05 GMT China Daily
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – The launch of the US space shuttle Discovery was postponed Wednesday just hours before liftoff after NASA engineers found a gas leak in the filling system for its external tank.
2009-03-11 22:58:20 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, March 11 (Xinhua) -- U.S. space shuttle Discovery’s launch to the International Space Station is now targeted for no earlier than March 15, NASA said in a statement on Wednesday.
2009-03-11 18:42:00 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, March 11 (Xinhua) -- The launch of the space shuttle Discovery was postponed again on Wednesday due to a hydrogen gas leak found before its scheduled liftoff, NASA said.
2009-02-26 05:52:44 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- The launch of the space shuttle Discovery, originally scheduled for Feb. 12, has been tentatively targeted for March 12, after repeated delays caused by critical valves, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on Wednesday.
2009-03-24 09:48:01 GMT SINA.com
Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of the three currently operational orbiters in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. (The other two are Atlantis and Endeavour.) When first flown in 1984, Discovery became the third operational orbiter, and is now the oldest orbiter in service. Discovery has performed both research and International Space Station (ISS) assembly missions.
2009-03-24 08:23:13 GMT SINA.com
If the International Space Station crew wants to invite three more people to join them in living full time in space, the space shuttle Discovery crew says more power to 'em – literally.
2009-03-16 00:01:02 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. space shuttle Discovery lifted off Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The following is a brief introduction to Discovery's STS-119 mission.
2009-03-15 23:53:03 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. space shuttle Discovery lifted off Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission of delivering the International Space Station's (ISS) fourth and final set of solar array wings, completing the station's truss, or backbone. There are seven astronauts aboard the shuttle.
SINA English is the English-language destination for news and information about China. Find general information on life, culture and travel in China through our news and special reports or find business partners through our online Business Directory. For investment opportunities with SINA, please click the link "Investor" below.