Patent Office issues a patent for the game Twister 1990: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 in the World Cup final in Rome, having beaten England on penalties in the semi-final 1996: The Spice Girls release their debut single Wannabe in the UK 2000: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is published, breaking all sales records with a print run of 5.3m 2011: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle
The successful flight paved the way for commercial spacecraft to transport humans and cargo to and from the station in place of the now-retired U.S. space shuttle
Half a century later, with the final U.S. space shuttle
mission set to blast off on Friday, Russian vehicles will be the only option for American astronauts.
Countdown clocks at the Kennedy Space Center began ticking on Tuesday toward the final flight in the 30-year-old U.S. space shuttle
program, a cargo run to the International Space Station.
Astronauts Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff floated outside the orbiting outpost's Quest airlock for the fourth and final spacewalk planned during shuttle Endeavour's 16-day mission, the next to last in the U.S. space shuttle
Discovery ended its final mission in March, and Atlantis is scheduled for its last mission in June, after which the 30-year U.S. space shuttle
program will end and astronauts will rely on Russia's space capsules for transit to the orbiting research station.
Summary: WASHINGTON (Cihan) - After over one week together in orbit, U.S. space shuttle
Discovery undocked from the International Space Station on Monday morning.
Presenting edited versions of Congressional Record Service publications, a NASA report to Congress on a plan for the International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory, House of Representatives committee hearings on the ISS, and similar sources from 2007-8, this volume examines historical, technical, policy, and funding aspects of the ISS program, the retirement of the U.S. space shuttle
program in 2010, and alternative vehicle options for the post-shuttle era.
U.S. space shuttle
carrying Japan's Yamazaki returns to Earth
"Today if you are interested in flying, there are only two options, the U.S. Space Shuttle
or the Russian Soyuz, and neither of these is available at a reasonable cost or on a regular basis to the general public," Peter Diamandis, chairman and president of the X Prize Foundation in St.
Leaders from around the world sent condolences over the breakup of the U.S. space shuttle
Columbia on Saturday, which killed the six Americans and one Israeli aboard.
Now they've got an extra tool--high-definition photos taken by National Aeronautics and Space Administration from aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle