The last flight of the space shuttle Endeavour, STS-134, will take place on Monday, the 16th of May. The launch is scheduled for 08:56 AM, EST, or 12:56 GMT from the Kennedy Space Centre.

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State run station Xinhua reported that China is planning to initially set up a two-module space-station, named Tiangong-1 as soon as late this year. Tiangong means ‘Heavenly Palace’ in English.

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NASA has just called off the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour by at least three days due to a glitch in one of the thermostats onboard ths shuttle. The Kennedy Space Center has issued an explanation why the launch, STS-134, was postponed.

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On the 29th of April, the space shuttle, Endeavour, will liftoff, primarily, to deliver a multi-billion dollar instrument – the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) – to the International Space Station. The liftoff is scheduled for 1947 GMT on 29th April, from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.

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Eagle nebula Pillars of Creation

If the Cosmos is the place of all things beautiful and unusual, the Hubble Space telescope (known simply as ‘Hubble’ or HST) is the ultimate eye to see it with. Launched on 20th April, 1990, aboard the Discovery space shuttle by NASA, as the best of the space-based optical telescopes, Hubble has reached out to all.

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Yuri Gagarin News

It has been variously billed as ‘The Final Frontier’, ‘The Great Unknown’ and ‘The Heavens’. It has enthralled humans since the caveman days. It is mysterious; it is attractive. On 12th April, 1961, space was conquered by a man called Yuri Gagarin, aka “The Columbus of the Cosmos”. Today, 50 years ago, took place the first manned space-flight.

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