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Engineers test the first engine for Nasa's return to flight mission

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The test today was the first on a complete Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) that will be used on the Return to Flight mission. The engine will be shipped to NASA's Kennedy Space Center for installation on the Space Shuttle Discovery.

IK1SLD – Tue, 2004 – 07 – 20 02:04

Exp. 9 Commander Changed

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Veteran NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao will replace William S.
McArthur, Jr., as the commander of Expedition 9, the next mission aboard the International Space Station.

The change in crew assignment is a result of a temporary medical issue related to McArthur's qualification for this long duration flight.

N1ORC – Mon, 2004 – 01 – 12 21:04

New Shuttle Design Review

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NASA's Orbital Space Plane (OSP) program is one step closer to becoming the nation's next space vehicle with the successful completion of its Systems Requirements Review. The review evaluated the vehicle's concept design for providing crew rescue and transfer for the International Space Station.

N1ORC – Wed, 2003 – 09 – 24 08:09

Shuttle return delayed

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NASA officials said Wednesday that Space Shuttle will not be back on service until July or August 2004 at the latest.
They delayed this prevision after realizing that they could not make in on time to comply with all critical points suggested by the Columbia Accident Investigative Boards.

Full story here

iz6byy – Fri, 2003 – 09 – 19 09:04

STS-107 SCIENCE CONCLUSIONS

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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

NASA scientists are continuing to assess the status of the data received by the experiments onboard Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) during its final mission. Columbia carried more than 80 experiments, science, commercial and student, on a 16-day mission devoted to research, entrepreneurship and education.

N1ORC – Wed, 2003 – 02 – 19 19:24

STS-107 Status Report #26 - Feb. 10, 2003

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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe reported today approximately 12,000 pieces of debris from the Space Shuttle Columbia have been collected along a 500-mile swath between Ft. Worth, Texas, and the Louisiana-Texas border. The debris is being tagged for identification and transported to the.....

N1ORC – Tue, 2003 – 02 – 11 17:58

Shuttle Fleet Grounded

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NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, for his part stressed that the independent Columbia Accident Investigation Board would have the final word as to when the space shuttle fleet, grounded since February 1, would fly again.

full story at SpaceDaily.Com

kc8fks – Fri, 2003 – 02 – 07 08:52

STS-107 Status Report #22 - Feb. 4, 2003

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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

As NASA paused to pay tribute to Columbia's astronauts, the agency reporte