Atlantis

  • Atlantis makes final journey to retirement home 03-11-2012 04:33 PM

    Washington: The last of NASA's retired spacecraft Atlantis slowly covered its historic last journey to its final resting place after the US space agency ended its 30-year shuttle program in 2011. The shuttle made its 15.8 kilometres journey on Friday from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, permanently to a visitor...
  • Atlantis lands, ends NASA's shuttle era 21-07-2011 11:58 PM

    Cape Canaveral: The space shuttle Atlantis returned from NASA's final shuttle mission on Thursday, ending a 30-year era that opened the space frontier, exposed its dangers and established a toehold for future endeavors beyond Earth. NASA workers lined the runway at the Kennedy Space Center before dawn to greet Atlantis...
  • Shuttle heads back to Earth for last time 21-07-2011 02:38 PM

    Cape Canaveral: The shuttle Atlantis astronauts fired their spaceship's braking rockets to leave orbit on Thursday, aiming to conclude the final US space shuttle mission with a predawn landing at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle was targeted to land at its home base at 0957 GMT. Atlantis'...
  • Atlantis docks at space station on last mission 11-07-2011 07:32 AM

    Cape Canaveral: US space shuttle Atlantis arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday to deliver a last batch of supplies to the orbiting outpost on the final flight of the US shuttle program. Commander Chris Ferguson gently eased Atlantis into its parking slip on the station's Harmony node at...
  • Atlantis' first full day in orbit nearly perfect 10-07-2011 08:04 AM

    Cape Canaveral: The space shuttle Atlantis hasn't performed like a ship ready for retirement. The first full day of the final flight of the aging space shuttle fleet - the most complicated machines ever built - was practically flawless. NASA officials say the unusually small four-person crew of Atlantis worked...
  • NASA launches last space shuttle Atlantis 08-07-2011 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: The United State's Space Shuttle programme ended on Friday with the launch of the last shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis will return to Earth two weeks later, to be mothballed forever. The 12-day mission will be run by a 4-person crew. This is the smallest crew of any shuttle mission...
  • NASA retires space shuttles with Atlantis 08-07-2011 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: Thirty years and 134 missions later, the United State's Space Shuttle programme is being shut down. Atlantis is the last shuttle to go to space. After launch late on Friday night, it will return to Earth two weeks later, to be mothballed forever. US President Barack Obama has...
  • Countdown starts for NASA's last shuttle launch 06-07-2011 01:31 AM

    Cape Canaveral: Countdown clocks at the Kennedy Space Center began ticking on Tuesday toward the final flight in the 30-year-old US space shuttle program, a cargo run to the International Space Station. Liftoff of shuttle Atlantis carrying astronauts is set for 11:26 am EDT (1526 GMT) on Friday, though meteorologists...
  • Endeavour lands in Florida after final flight 01-06-2011 01:23 PM

    Cape Canaveral: The space shuttle Endeavour landed smoothly at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, completing the second-to-last mission of the US space shuttle program. Endeavour, which delivered a pioneering physics experiment to the International Space Station, touched down on the runway at 2:35 am EDT (0635 GMT)....
  • Space shuttle Endeavour blasts off from Florida 16-05-2011 06:35 PM

    Cape Canaveral (Florida): The space shuttle Endeavour blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday on its final voyage which will deliver a pioneering physics experiment to the International Space Station. Endeavour roared off the launch pad at 8:56 am EDT, carrying a six-member crew. The US space...
  • Sunita is 'India's daughter': dad 23-06-2007 01:51 PM

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  • QOTD: India desperate for an icon? 23-06-2007 07:42 AM

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  • India prays, Atlantis stuck in space 22-06-2007 08:35 AM

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  • Sunita signals new high for women 21-06-2007 09:22 PM

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  • Atlantis could face weather turbulence 21-06-2007 09:15 PM

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  • Overcoming Atlantis' safety concerns 21-06-2007 09:10 PM

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  • Storm, glitches as Atlantis returns 21-06-2007 02:07 PM

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  • Sunita, crew landing on earth soon 21-06-2007 07:48 AM

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  • Atlantis all set to return to earth 20-06-2007 11:30 AM

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  • OK, computer: Atlantis heads home 19-06-2007 02:49 PM

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  • Sunita all set for return journey 18-06-2007 11:01 PM

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  • Astronauts end tasks for trip home 18-06-2007 05:19 PM

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  • Sunita sets new record in space 16-06-2007 03:03 PM

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