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NASA Investigating Shuttle Worker's Death at Launch Pad

A NASA investigation into the death of a space shuttle worker who fell from a launch pad at the agency's Florida spaceport last week has turned up no signs of foul play, or failures in safety equipment, a top shuttle official says. Full story

NASA Delays Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch to February Over Fuel Tank Cracks

This story was updated at 2:18 p.m. EST. NASA has postponed the launch of space shuttle Discovery's final mission to no sooner than early February the latest in a long string of delays that have kept the spacecraft grounded for over than a month. Full story

Next shuttle launch delayed until February

The space shuttle Discovery's launch is being taken off the schedule for this month and will take place no earlier than Feb. 3, due to continuing concerns about cracks that were found in the external fuel tank, NASA said Friday. Full story

NASA's extra shuttle flight hangs in the balance

Less than two weeks before the space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to launch on its last flight, uncertainty still remains as to exactly when NASA's very final orbiter mission will fly, bringing the storied shuttle era to a close next year. Full story

NASA: Money key to more space shuttle flights

NASA's space shuttle manager says it wouldn't be hard to add more shuttle flights. The real question is money. Full story

Ares I-X rocket to launch near Atlantis shuttle

NASA is confident that its first test flight of the new Ares I-X rocket will go well next week. But if it ends in an explosive failure, the agency says that the nearby space shuttle Atlantis atop its own launch pad will be safe. Full story

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