Shuttle Discovery Keeps Getting More Days in Space

Friday, 04 Mar 2011 06:26 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — NASA is eking out as much extra flight time as possible for space shuttle Discovery and its crew.

This is Discovery's final voyage and it will now last 13 days.

On Thursday, NASA added another day to the mission, which already had been extended a day. Mission managers want the six shuttle astronauts to help unload the new storage unit that was delivered to the International Space Station by Discovery. They will continue the work Friday.

Discovery will remain at the space station until Monday. Landing is now scheduled for Wednesday.

NASA's most traveled shuttle will end its career with a total of 365 days spent in space.

President Barack Obama gave thanks Thursday to all those who have worked on Discovery.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NASA Inspector Blasts Asteroid Protection Program

Monday, 15 Sep 2014 19:33 PM

NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit. On Monday, the space agency's inspector gen . . .

Legal Worries Stall Device That Blocks Cellphone Car Use

Monday, 15 Sep 2014 14:18 PM

A new device, the Groove by Katasi, could save lives by shutting down cellphone Internet access automatically when drive . . .

Two Apple Medical Trials Shed Light on How HealthKit Will Work

Monday, 15 Sep 2014 08:15 AM

Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved