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January 07, 2008

Playing Catch-Up: NASA Plans Six Shuttle Flights In 2008

Accelerated Schedule Causes Safety Concerns

Faced with continued launch delays, and a hard September 2010 deadline for retirement of the shuttle fleet, NASA is scrambling to play "catch-up" on its obligation to wrap up construction of the International Space Station -- and has scheduled six shuttle missions this year to do it.

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South Korea Loses Contact With Satellite

Arirang I Launched It 1999

News agencies throughout Asia report the South Korean government has confirmed a loss of contact with its first multipurpose communications satellite.

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Scientific Balloons Achieve Antarctic Flight Record

NASA and the National Science Foundation have achieved a new milestone in conducting scientific observations from balloons, by launching and operating three long-duration flights within a single Antarctic summer.

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