Issue Date: February 15, 2010
Shuttle Heads To Space Station
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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