Space walk

Space station mission extended

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - Space Shuttle and International Space Station managers decided today to extend the STS-133 mission by an additional day, providing more time to unpack and outfit the Permanent Multipurpose Module and fill the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-2) with trash before its planned late-March undocking.

Shuttle up!

When I was growing up during the days of the Mercury and Apollo space programs, the astronauts were real heroes. They still are heroes, by the way. I was a young men when the world waited for the men to walk on the moon in 1969. I hiked about 25 miles that day through the Sangre de Cristo mountains to be near a television so I could watch Neil Armstrong on a battered black and white television with a couple of hundred other people.

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