Space shuttle Discovery and a crew of seven blasted into orbit Saturday, carrying a giant Japanese lab addition to the international space station along with something more mundane — a toilet pump.
Sharp new images received Saturday from the Phoenix lander largely convinced scientists that the spacecraft's thrusters had uncovered a large patch of ice just below the Martian surface, team members said.
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Organizers of an effort to get UFO reports taken more seriously teased journalists on Friday with glimpses at dark, grainy video showing what appeared to be a face peeping up from a window.
May 30: NASA makes final preparations for a toilet fixing mission while earthbound plumbers speculate on how to fix the shuttle's back up. WAFF's Tory Dunnan reports. (NBC News Channel)
Of the imaginary coordinate lines that astronomers and navigators use in mapping the sky, perhaps the most important one is the ecliptic, the apparent path the sun appears to take through the sky as a result of the Earth's revolution around it.
There's good news and bad news from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander: It may have spotted ice, but it also suffered a short circuit in one of its scientific instruments.
The weather looks good for NASA's planned Saturday launch of the shuttle Discovery to deliver a massive new laboratory to the international space station.