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NASA's STS-127 Mission

Astronauts return from space to sushi overload

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. Full story

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NASA's STS-127 Mission information

Commander Mark Polansky and the STS-127 crew will install elements of the Japanese Kibo laboratory complex.

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Astronauts return from space to sushi overload

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.

Endeavour to land Friday as planned: NASA

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.

Astronauts inspect heat shield for shuttle Endeavour

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.

U.S. shuttle Endeavour undocks from Space Station

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.

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Astronauts return to Earth

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.

U.S. shuttle Endeavour lands safely at Kennedy Space Center

2009-07-31 14:55:30 GMT Xinhua English The space shuttle Endeavour descends to the runway at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 31, 2009.

13 members of Space Shuttle Endeavour, Int'l Space Station gather for news conference

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.

Life inside space shuttle Endeavour

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.

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Crew includes Twittering skipper, singer, ER doc

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.

Kibo Japanese experiment module

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.

STS-127: A porch in space

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.

NASA's STS-127 Mission information

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.