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Nation 31 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Let Idris Jala finish his mission at MAS

Malaysia Airlines flew into turbulence recently after a series of flight delays and cancellations. But its CEO is trying hard to steer the airline back on track.

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.

World 03 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

NASA looks to shift shuttle tank work

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Hurricane Katrina has indefinitely idled the Louisiana factory that assembles space shuttle fuel tanks and NASA said on Friday it is looking to see if other facilities can make critical tank repairs.

World 31 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Hurricane creates uncertainty for NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's plan to resume space shuttle flights in March could be disrupted by Hurricane Katrina's passage over the Louisiana factory where the shuttles' external fuel tanks are made, officials said on Tuesday.

World 10 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle Discovery lands safely, eases NASA's woes

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts returned to Earth safely on Tuesday, successfully completing NASA's troubled resumption of human space flight 2 1/2 years after the Columbia disaster.

World 10 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle Discovery lands safely, eases NASA's woes

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) - The space shuttle Discovery and its seven astronauts glided safely back to Earth on Tuesday, successfully completing NASA's troubled return to human space flight 2 1/2 years after the Columbia disaster that killed all the astronauts on board.

World 05 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

As Discovery heads home, cloudy future for shuttle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Likened to an old truck, a clipper ship and a box of aging electronics, the shuttle Discovery heads home on Monday, and even its own commander says it should not fly again until problems are fixed.

World 04 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Repaired shuttle still not cleared for landing

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A spacewalking astronaut ventured to the underside of space shuttle Discovery on Wednesday for the first time and plucked two protruding cloth fillers from between ceramic tiles on the shuttle's heat shield.

World 31 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Shuttle crew spacewalks, tests repair methods

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two shuttle Discovery astronauts completed a seven-hour spacewalk on Saturday to restore a space station steering device and test shuttle heat shield repairs that might give crews a better chance of avoiding a Columbia-like disaster.

World 31 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

NASA extends shuttle mission by one day

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Two shuttle Discovery astronauts completed a seven-hour spacewalk on Saturday to restore a space station steering device and test shuttle heat shield repairs that might give crews a better chance of avoiding a Columbia-like disaster.