| May 12, 2009
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mission Control says a 21-inch string of nicks in the protective tiles on the underside of space shuttle Atlantis does not appear to be a threat to the mission.
Mission managers say the tiles are "pretty thick" and the nicks...
| May 13, 2009
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Atlantis' astronauts reached out and grabbed the Hubble Space Telescope on Wednesday, setting the stage for five days of treacherous spacewalking repairs in a lofty orbit littered with space junk. It was the first time anyone...
| May 22, 2009
The crew of the Space shuttle Atlantis will have to spend another day in orbit thanks to mother nature. Stormy weather has forced NASA to delay the shuttle's return to Earth.
The crew was expected to arrive back on solid ground at 7:01 a.m. (Pacific)...
| May 23, 2009
Thunderstorms prevented space shuttle Atlantis from returning to its home base Saturday for the second day in a row, and kept the astronauts circling Earth after a successful repair job at the Hubble Space Telescope.
The offshore storms, which later...
| May 24, 2009
Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned safely to Earth on Sunday, detouring from stormy Florida to sunsplashed California to end a 13-day mission that repaired and enhanced the Hubble Space Telescope.
"Now and only now can we declare...
| May 24, 2009
NASA's science chief says now that the seven Atlantis crew members are safely on the ground, their mission can be declared a "total success."
During five spacewalks, the astronauts gave new science instruments and other new equipment to the Hubble...
| Oct 14, 2009
Twitter fans will have a front-row seat for next month's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis.
The first 100 people who sign up for a NASA "Tweetup" this Friday will get to spend two days at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Winners will get to watch...
| Nov 16, 2009
The astronauts have climbed aboard space shuttle Atlantis for this afternoon's launch.
Low clouds appear to be the main concern ahead of the scheduled liftoff at 1:28 p.m., Central time. But the odds of acceptable weather have improved to 80 percent....
| Nov 27, 2009
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned to Earth with a smooth touchdown Friday to end an 11-day flight that resupplied the International Space Station.
With bright sunlight glinting off it, the shuttle swooped...
| Jun 1, 2009
| 1:11 PM
EDWARDS AFB -- The Space Shuttle Atlantis is hitching a ride home to Florida on the back of a jumbo jet.
A NASA 747 airliner with the shuttle mounted on its back left Edwards Air Force base Monday at 8:07 a.m., according to NASA spokeswoman Leslie...