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Endeavour leaves ISS, heads home for the last time

The space shuttle Endeavour, after having completed its mission, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:55 pm EDT Sunday.

NASA astronauts complete mammoth spacewalk

Space shuttle Endeavour mission astronauts Michael Fincke and Andrew Feustel ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) and successfully recharged a solar array coolant system. They also lubricated a solar array drive mechanism during the spacewalk.

Space shuttle Endeavour poised for Monday launch

All eyes are on the space shuttle Endeavour and the crew of six astronauts as they prepare for Monday’s scheduled launch after getting clearance for final voyage from the mission managers Saturday.

New crew members reach International Space Station

The International Space Station got new crew members.

Soyuz space craft has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan two days ago, Soyuz docked at 8.01 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) on Saturday.

Endeavour returns to Cape Canaveral

US space shuttle Endeavour that carried six-crew members for a two week assignment to set up a new unit at the International Space Station, returned to Florida Sunday night.

Astronauts complete spacewalk; power up Tranquility module

Astronauts Nicholas Patrick and Robert Behnken successfully completed their five hour, 54 minute spacewalk at 3:14 a.m. EST, and finished all the scheduled tasks.

Endeavour: On course to the ISS

Houston -- The astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour were spending their first full day in space Tuesday, en route to the International Space Station.

NASA said Pilot Terry Virts assisted Commander George Zamka with a firing of the shuttle's jets to refine its approach to the ISS for the planned Tuesday night docking.

Astronauts Kay Hire and Nick Patrick used the shuttle's robotic arm to unberth the Orbiter Boom Sensor System to perform the standard post-launch inspection of the shuttle's thermal protection system tiles and reinforced carbon panels on the spacecraft's nose cap and wing leading edges.

Bad weather delays Endeavour launch

New York, February 7 -- Following bad weather few hours before the scheduled take off, NASA has postponed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour.

NASA offers heavy discount on space shuttles

New York, January 19 -- Space agency NASA has reduced the price of used space shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis from $42 million to $28.8 million. The shuttles will be available for sale from Feb. 19, 2010.

Astronaut: Earth showing signs of human destruction

Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 27: The earth is beginning to show signs of human destruction as evidenced by the melting of the polar ice caps, a Canadian astronaut revealed on Sunday.