Atlantis leaves space station ... for last time?

The space shuttle Atlantis made its last scheduled departure from the International Space Station on Sunday.

Leading up to the undocking, the crews of the two spaceships shared hugs and laughs. "Take care," the International Space Station's skipper, Oleg Kotov, told his shuttle visitors.

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NASA radar images show stadium-sized asteroid tumbling by Earth during flyby

The asteroid zoomed by Earth at a perfectly safe distance of around 1.8 million miles (2.9 kilometers).


Odysseus mission to be cut short after moon lander's sideways touchdown

Engineers expect to lose contact with the private US moon lander Odysseus on Tuesday, cutting short the mission after its sideways touchdown last week.

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NASA: Despite lost contact, there is still hope for the $32.7 million Capstone spacecraft

NASA announced Tuesday that a $32.7 million Capstone spacecraft intended to try out a skewed lunar orbit had lost contact, but agency engineers are confident

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