Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts returned to Earth on Friday, completing a long but successful construction job that boosted the size and power of the international space station.
2009-08-01 06:09:49 GMT SINA.com
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.: Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts returned to Earth on Friday, completing a long but successful construction job that boosted the size and power of the international space station.
2009-07-31 03:24:40 GMT SINA.com
The US space shuttle Endeavour should land back on Earth Friday as planned after a 16-day mission to service the International Space Station, a NASA official said, while cautioning about Florida's unstable weather at this time of year.
2009-07-30 02:25:36 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts inspected its heat shield one more time Wednesday with lasers and cameras as they begin to set their sights on a Friday landing, NASA said.
2009-07-29 00:51:33 GMT Xinhua English
WASHINGTON, July 28 (Xinhua) -- After 11 days together in orbit, U.S. space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, with all of the docked mission's objectives complete, NASA said.
2009-08-02 01:50:07 GMT Xinhua English
Astronaut Koichi Wakata (R) of the Japanese space agency JAXA, and other crew members take part in a news conference after they returned to Earth aboard the space shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 31, 2009.
2009-07-26 01:13:03 GMT Xinhua English
All thirteen members of the joint crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station representing all the partner countries gather for a news conference in this image from NASA TV July 25, 2009.
2009-07-18 01:53:03 GMT Xinhua English
In this photo released by NASA, the Space Shuttle Endeavour's payload bay, the vertical stabilizer and orbital maneuvering system (OMS) pods are featured in this image photographed by a STS-127 crew member from an aft flight deck window July 16, 2009.
2009-07-16 06:41:52 GMT SINA.com
The astronauts headed to the international space station include a Twittering skipper, a classically trained musician who named her son after one of Columbia's fallen astronauts, and a former Navy SEAL who went into Afghanistan two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
2009-06-16 08:46:56 GMT SINA.com
The Japanese Experiment Module, or JEM, called Kibo -- which means "hope" in Japanese -- is Japan's first human space facility and enhances the unique research capabilities of the International Space Station.
2009-06-16 08:42:41 GMT SINA.com
Although they will be installing a one-of-a- kind porch in space, the astronauts of space shuttle Endeavour's mission STS-127 won’t have time to sit back and relax. Any way you look at it, STS-127 is a full mission.
2009-06-16 08:37:52 GMT SINA.com
Mark L. Polansky will command the shuttle Endeavour for STS-127. Douglas G. Hurley will serve as the pilot. Mission specialists are Christopher J. Cassidy, Thomas H. Marshburn, David A. Wolf and Julie Payette, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut.
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