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World 23 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Tiny, frozen Pluto adds to its moon family

LONDON (Reuters) - The tiny, distant and frozen planet Pluto, for 30 years believed to have just one moon, has suddenly been found to have two more satellites.

World 03 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA has new plan to complete space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA on Thursday unveiled a plan to finish the International Space Station that could see construction resume in September after a four-year hiatus and a new laboratory launched next year.

World 07 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

New ring around Uranus is blue, scientists find

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The newly discovered outer ring of Uranus is bright blue, for the same reason the Earth's sky is blue -- it is made up of tiny particles, astronomers said on Thursday.

World 11 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA plans probe to blast into moon in water hunt

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA plans to send a two-tonne probe crashing into a crater on the moon in hopes of discovering if it harbors water that could be used for manned missions, the U.S. space agency said on Monday.

World 13 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle holds lessons for next spacecraft plan

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The thought of test launching a new spaceship with people aboard is unfathomable to NASA, which hopes to have a replacement for the space shuttle ready for test flights as early as 2016.

Letters 14 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

A science or belief?

Feng Shui with JOEY YAP

World 20 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA hopes shuttle's next move won't be its last

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA rolled the space shuttle Discovery onto a launch pad on Friday hoping to leave behind problems exposed by the 2003 Columbia disaster and begin a final round of flights before the shuttle fleet is retired.

World 16 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Astronauts board space shuttle for practice launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The crew set to fly aboard space shuttle Discovery scrambled into the spaceship on Thursday for a practice countdown ahead of next month's launch.

World 18 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

NASA OKs July 1 shuttle liftoff despite objections

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA managers cleared the shuttle Discovery for launch on July 1, over the objections of the agency's top safety officer and its lead engineer, officials said on Saturday.

World 25 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

Camera stops working on Hubble telescope

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the main cameras on the aging Hubble Space Telescope, known for its unparalleled views of distant galaxies and infant stars, has stopped working and engineers are studying the problem, scientists said on Saturday.