NASA is investigating after cocaine was found in a facility at the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. NASA spokesman Allard Beutel today said 4.2 grams of a white powdery substance was found last week at the NASA facility, though he would not say where.
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Fresh on the heels of shuttle Discovery’s return from its final spaceflight, shuttle Endeavour reached the launch pad on March 11 for preparations to deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer to the International Space Station during the STS-134 mission.
DISCOVERY ended its career as the world’s most flown spaceship today, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece. After a flawless trip to the International Space Station, NASA’s oldest shuttle swooped through a few wispy clouds on its way to its final touchdown.
WHAT looks like something from the pages of science fiction will soon become science fact. Sleek jets like these will, in the not-too-distant future, become as familiar a sight to travellers as jumbo jets are today. The US space agency Nasa has revealed designs for quiet-running, energy-efficient aircraft that could be ready for service by [...]
An experimental robotic space plane was launched into orbit atop a massive Atlas V rocket Saturday for a classified Air Force mission that could last up to nine months. The 19-story Atlas V and the space plane, dubbed the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 5:46 p.m. Eastern time.
Bad weather at Cape Canaveral has postponed the launch of the military’s robotic space plane on a second secret mission, Space.com reports.
NASA’s most-journeyed shuttle has lifted off on its final voyage from Kennedy Space Centre, closing a chapter on the US space program The six astronauts on board were glad to be on their way after a delay of nearly four months for fuel tank repairs. The shuttle is on an 11-day mission to the International [...]
NASA is set to launch its latest Earth-orbiting satellite on a $US424 million mission to analyse airborne grit spewed by volcanoes, forest fires, smokestacks and tailpipes. The Glory satellite is slated to blast off before dawn Wednesday, US time, from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a Taurus XL rocket. Once boosted to an altitude of [...]
Weather and conditions permitting, space shuttle Discovery will lift off Thursday on its final flight, NASA announced Friday. The six-member crew will deliver a storage module, a science rig and spare parts to the International Space Station during its 11-day mission.
Journalists are long used to taking the word of Zimbabwean authorities with than a generous pinch of salt. But as black smoke billowed over Harare airport yesterday and ambulances screeched towards it, the worst was expected. “A 767 plane from London has had an accident at Harare airport,” the head of Zimbabwe’s Civil Aviation Authority [...]