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Astronauts get busy with space station stockpiling

July 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The International Space Station got a year’s worth of groceries in a giant shopping cart on Monday, courtesy of the astronauts on NASA’s final shuttle flight. Scroll to bottom of story for video of Space Shuttle Atlantis docking with the International Space Station Continue Reading

ATLANTIS SHUTTLE LAUNCH: A chance to see history

July 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UND students get to view historic launchWhen Atlantis lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canveral, Fla., on Friday, Jessica Blagen and Tim Holland had what amounts to a front-row seat. Continue Reading

Shuttle astronauts bid farewell to space station

May 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The astronauts on NASA’s next-to-last shuttle flight floated out of the International Space Station on Sunday and then closed the hatch behind them, after one final round of warm wishes and embraces. Continue Reading

NASA checking damage to space shuttle heat tiles

May 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

NASA is taking a close look at some damage to the black thermal tiles on the belly of space shuttle Endeavour. Continue Reading

Next-to-last space shuttle launch faces more delay

May 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Endeavour will now blast off no earlier than May 16. Shuttle managers announced the new date today. Continue Reading

Giffords: A poignant presence, but out of view at shuttle launch

April 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s a sight many Americans would surely love to see: a recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords watching as her astronaut husband blasts off into space.
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Space Shuttle Discovery Lands, Ends Flying Career

March 9, 2011 in WDAZ

Discovery ended its career as the world’s most flown spaceship Wednesday, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece.
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NASA picks Thursday for Discovery’s final launch

February 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

NASA will try next week to launch space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage following a four-month delay for fuel tank repairs. Liftoff is set for late Thursday afternoon. Continue Reading

Challenger: 25 years later, a still painful wound

January 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

<img src=”” height=”200″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-498″ />A quarter-century later, images of the exploding space shuttle still signify all that can go wrong with technology and the sharpest minds. The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 a scant 73 seconds into flight, nine miles above the Atlantic for all to see remains NASA’s most visible failure.
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25 years later, Challenger pain lingers

January 26, 2011 in INFORUM

Space agency has learned hard lessons from shuttle tragedies
WASHINGTON Two days before the space shuttle Challenger made its final flight, Carl McNair spoke to his brother Ron McNair on the telephone. Continue Reading

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