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World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle, space station link amid NASA woes

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle, space station dock amid NASA worries

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle, space station link amid NASA woes

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery docked smoothly with the International Space Station high above the earth on Thursday, carrying on after NASA grounded its other shuttles for fear of another Columbia-like disaster.

Nation 23 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

MiG-29s to fly on for a while more

The MiG-29N jet fighters will not be grounded as initially planned but will be used for at least another five years.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle Discovery to dock with space station

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Astronauts prepared to dock the shuttle Discovery with the International Space Station on Thursday in what may be the last visit for some time after NASA again grounded its problem-plagued shuttle fleet.

AseanPlus News 31 May 2019 | 5:52 AM

Parts are dropping off Hong Kong Airlines planes in mid-air, should you be worried?

The thought of missing aircraft parts – or worse, falling parts – is unsettling. Here’s a look at how common it is, and what the experts have to say

World 29 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Discovery commander surprised by debris problem

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery commander Eileen Collins said on Friday she was surprised the flying debris problem that brought down Columbia in 2003 re-emerged on their flight and said shuttles should not return to space until it was fixed.

World 28 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

NASA halts shuttle flights over tank foam problem

HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA grounded its space shuttle fleet on Wednesday after learning that large chunks of insulating foam broke off Discovery's external fuel tank during launch, an echo of the problem that doomed sister ship Columbia and its crew 2 1/2 years ago.

World 08 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA clears shuttle fuel tank for flight

HOUSTON (Reuters) - NASA approved a major design change in the space shuttle's fuel tank on Wednesday, clearing the last major hurdle before shuttle flights can resume as early as July 1, officials said.

Nation 24 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Paralysed pilot tells of fateful day in February

Despite the incident happening more than eight months ago, helicopter crash victim Insp Ahmad Syukry Hamdan remembers it as if it happened yesterday.