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ESA Director General comments on Columbia Accident Investigation Board report
Commenting on the Columbia accident report delivered to NASA by the independent Investigation Board, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency, said... "The loss of Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew on 1 February has deeply affected the space community worldwide. Despite the heavy toll taken by this accident, we maintain our commitment to share space exploration... View News Article (2003-08-29)

Naval Research Laboratory's ANDE-2 deployed from Space Shuttle Endeavour
The Naval Research Laboratory's satellite suite, the Atmospheric Neutral Density Experiment 2 (ANDE-2), was deployed from NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavour on July 30, 2009. View News Article (2009-08-06)

Goddard team develops new carriers for space station
In a partnership that exemplifies One NASA, engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. teamed up with engineers at NASA's Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers to design, build, and test five new ExPRESS Logistics Carriers, or ELCs, which will be delivered to the International Space Station. View News Article (2009-11-16)

Space shuttle carrying ND experiments to space station
When the space shuttle Endeavour launched today it carried with it a set of experiments designed and constructed in the laboratory of Dennis Jacobs, a University of Notre Dame professor of chemistry and biochemistry who also serves as a vice president and associate provost. View News Article (2008-03-17)

Nespoli focuses on complex mission
Later this year ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will serve as Mission Specialist on the STS-120 mission to the International Space Station. Together with the rest of the Shuttle crew, Nespoli is training intensively ahead of this complex ISS assembly mission. View News Article (2007-03-19)

T-rays: New imaging technology spotlighted by American Chemical Society
T-ray sensing and imaging technology, which can spot cracks in space shuttle foam, see biological agents through a sealed envelope and detect tumors without harmful radiation, was the focus of a recent symposium at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. View News Article (2005-12-07)

Fruit flies aboard space shuttle subjects of UCF, UC Davis study on immunity and space
Fruit flies aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery will help University of Central Florida and University of California, Davis, biologists learn more about how prolonged stays in space could affect human immune systems. View News Article (2006-06-28)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Researchers To Send Bacteria Into Orbit Aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis
A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will send an army of microorganisms into space this week, to investigate new ways of preventing the formation and spread of biofilms, or clusters of bacteria, that could pose a threat to the health of astronauts. View News Article (2010-05-11)

International Space Station Heads of Agency Meeting
Space agency leaders from the United States, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada met today at the ESA Technical Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands, to discuss International Space Station (ISS) cooperation activities. At this meeting, the ISS Partnership unanimously endorsed the ISS technical configuration and reviewed the status of ISS on-orbit operations and plans. The new ISS... View News Article (2004-07-23)

First crew starts living and working on the International Space Station
ESA PR-70 View News Article (2000-10-31)

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