Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of six safely landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida Monday morning after a smooth 13-day mission to the International Space Station.
After two delays and a year of troubleshooting, NASA successfully launched the space shuttle Discovery Tuesday sending seven astronauts to the International Space Station.
By PBS NewsHour
NASA officials deemed the space shuttle Discovery "in excellent shape" Wednesday, hours before the countdown began for Saturday's launch, despite internal disagreements over whether loosened foam will continue to be a problem.
Family members and communities around the world mourned the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia's crew of seven on Monday as the investigation into what caused the spacecraft to disintegrate and fall to earth continued.
The space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry over Texas Saturday morning moments before its seven-member crew was scheduled to land in Florida.
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