A piece of space junk hurtling toward the International Space Station is expected to make its closet approach on Tuesday, right in the middle of a planned spacewalk.
The four astronauts assigned to NASA’s last space shuttle flight can’t seem to escape all the fuss and hubbub. Astronauts said Thursday they’re still getting last-minute requests.
Endeavour’s astronauts took care of some last-minute space station chores Saturday before packing up to come home and end the next-to-last shuttle flight.
The space shuttle Discovery will leave the International Space Station Monday for an expected landing in Florida, but before they could leave, they had to help take out the garbage.
Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will command Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final flight in April.