April 23, 2010, Friday KUCHING: Come October, 100 astronauts from 35 unified nations will gather in the country to participate in a conference.“The conference is organised by the Association of Space Explorers (ASE),” Malaysia’s astronaut Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor told reporters at the Malaysian Unit Trust Week 2010 (MSAM 2010) ‘Ikon Inspirasi’ here yesterday. He pointed out that the 100 astronauts will be meeting over 200,000 school students throughout the country within one day. …
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Discovery and seven astronauts rocketed into orbit Monday (Apr 5, 7:26 am ET) on one of NASA‘s final stockpiling missions to the International Space Station, its takeoff flames bringing an early dawn to the coast with this last scheduled shuttle launch in darkness.
A Russian-built Soyuz TMA-18 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, April 2, 2010 carrying three Expedition 23 crew members to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi