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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - It's been 3.5 years and hundreds of millions of dollars since the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated. Yet NASA faces the same vexing problem that doomed the orbiter when it tries to launch shuttle Discovery on Saturday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - While foam falling from the space shuttle's fuel tank has garnered the lion's share o f NASA's attention, the space agency's chief said on Friday it was far from being the only risk facing Discovery, which is set for liftoff from Florida on Saturday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed smoothly in Florida on Monday, ending a successful 13-day mission that NASA hopes will return the U.S.-built shuttles to regular space flights three years after the Columbia disaster.
BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) - Astrophysicist George Smoot spends his days pondering the origin of the universe. But when his phone rang before dawn on Tuesday with news that he and fellow American John Mather won the 2006 Nobel prize for physics, he was skeptical about the origin of the phone call.