Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew landed at 8:53
p.m. EDT Friday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, capping
off a 14-day mission to deliver supplies and research facilities to
the International Space Station and its six-person crew.
Advances in the fight against food poisoning, new methods for
delivering medicine to cancer cells, and better materials for
future spacecraft are among the results published in a NASA report
detailing scientific research accomplishments made aboard the
International Space Station during its first eight years.
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astrium, a division
of EADS, announce a contract for a SpaceX Falcon 1e to launch an
Earth observation satellite designed by Astrium for its recently
acquired subsidiary Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL).