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  • Cool 3-D IMAX film showcases Hubble repairs

     
    The new 3-D IMAX film opening Friday (finally!) at the Maryland Science Center is a hoot for anyone who's been captivated by the manned space program, or by the fabulous photos the Hubble Space Telescope has been sending us since......
  • Workers celebrate 'return to flight'

    GREENBELT -- It happened again. A NASA space shuttle lifted off from Cape Canaveral yesterday morning, and tears pooled in Bruce Schneck's eyes. "Every time we fly, I well up," confessed Schneck, 52, a Baltimore native and Honeywell Technology...
  • At last, shuttle returns to space

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - With the thunderous roar of 7.5 million pounds of thrust, equivalent to the power of a small nuclear device, America re-launched its era of space flight yesterday, sending seven astronauts into orbit aboard the space shuttle...
  • Director of NASA hopes for quick return to flight

    With Discovery safely back on Earth, NASA's engineers will turn their full attention to figuring out why a menacing hunk of foam insulation broke away from the shuttle's external fuel tank despite 2 1/2 years of work to fix the problem -- the same one...
  • Drag on shuttle's left wing is focus

    NASA's space shuttle program manager backed away yesterday from a key theory that a piece of insulation breaking away from Columbia's fuel tank during launch damaged the craft's heat shield so badly that it was destroyed in the final minutes of its...
  • Columbia's complexity, fragility complicate probe

    Cameras tracked it from liftoff until it disappeared into space. For 16 days, delicate sensors sent back streams of details about its mechanical systems and human crew. Teams of the world's best engineers monitored its heartbeat, second by second. So why...
  • NASA starts task of reassembling Columbia

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Clues to the Columbia disaster will come together like a jigsaw puzzle - piece by piece - on a hangar floor near the runway where the shuttle's voyage was scheduled to end. NASA technicians, in white lab coats and blue jeans,...
  • For explorers, 'a dream fulfilled'

    HOUSTON - In a somber ceremony yesterday, President Bush told the families and colleagues of the seven astronauts lost aboard the space shuttle Columbia that the crew had perished in a great cause that the nation would continue to pursue. Speaking to...
  • For kids, lost heroes also Mom and Dad

    The crowds cheered at Cape Canaveral on Jan. 16 as the space shuttle Columbia rocketed into the cloudless sky, but for the children of the astronauts, the celebration was laced with worry. Ian Clark, the 8-year-old son of mission specialist Laurel Clark,...
  • NASA again looks at foam that hit wing

    NASA investigators seeking the cause of Saturday's shuttle disaster are taking another hard look at a sheet of insulating foam that broke away from Columbia's external fuel tank and struck the craft's left wing during liftoff Jan. 16. Engineers had...
  • Satellite use to assess damage to wing denied

    Two or three days after the space shuttle Columbia's liftoff, a group of NASA engineers asked the shuttle program manager to request the aid of U.S. spy satellites in determining the extent of debris damage to the shuttle's left wing, but the manager...
  • 'Columbia is lost'

    In a tragic echo of the Challenger disaster, the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia died yesterday when the spacecraft broke apart over Texas just moments before its scheduled landing and disappeared in a trail of fire, smoke and debris....