Shuttle Heads To Space Station | February 15, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 7 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 88 Issue 7 | p. 38 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 15, 2010

Shuttle Heads To Space Station

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: NASA, ISS

Closing in on retirement, the space shuttle Endeavor took off on one of its last missions on Feb. 8. The predawn launch marked the start of a 13-day mission to deliver some of the final pieces to the International Space Station. The space station, as part of the Administration’s 2011 budget proposal, is now expected to function at least until 2020 (see page 16). Among the shuttle’s cargo is the Tranquility node, the . . .

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