Space shuttle Discovery goes into orbit — CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In a majestic Independence Day liftoff, Discovery and its crew of seven blasted into orbit Tuesday on the first space shuttle launch in a year, flying over objections from those within NASA...
"Reuters - The U.S. space shuttle
Discovery blasted off from its seaside Florida launch pad on
Tuesday on a do-or-die mission for NASA's beleaguered shuttle
program and the half-built International Space Station."
"AP - NASA gave the shuttle Discovery a majestic Fourth of July send-off and said early signs showed the spacecraft was in good shape, despite once again being struck by the flying foam that has plagued the program."
"Rocket's red glare! STS-121 lifts of successfully on the Forth of July, on a mission to deliver equipment, supplies and an additional crewmember to the International Space Station. Said Wayne Hail, Shuttle Program Manager, "Great nations dare great things and take risks...
"Up to six pieces of debris that could be foam insulation fell off Discovery's troublesome external fuel tank minutes after liftoff Tuesday, a top NASA official said.
Officials cautioned, however, that it was...
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"Reuters - NASA was set on Tuesday
to make a third attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery on a
mission vital to the program's future after easing concerns
over a small crack in the ship's fuel tank."
"The space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank has developed a crack in its foam insulation. NASA managers are meeting to determine whether to try to repair the crack or fly as-is. The next launch attempt had...
"Ant writes to tell us that a Discovery News article is exploring the old adage, "like a kid at heart", which may be closer to the truth than we would like to admit. New research is showing that grown-ups are more immature than ever."
Viagra, LSD, X-Rays, Penicillin, and Brandy are among the top ten "accidental discoveries" - brilliance that was stumbled upon. Not sure I would include silly putty or artificial sweeteners in my top 10. What percentage of inventions/discoveries are somewhat accidental?
The contention was that the Chinese had discovered North America.A book making that claim was published back in 2003.Three years later and no less an establishment publication than the Economist revives the Chinese discovered America claim. But wait it gets better because...
Egypt's antiquities chief said Sunday, Archaeologists discovered a pharaonic sun temple with large statues believed to be of King Ramses II under an outdoor marketplace in Cairo. Zahi Hawass told The Associated Press, the partially uncovered site is the largest sun temple...
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