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China Internet outage: Censorship? Glitch?

BEIJING, April 12 (UPI) -- Internet users in China say they were temporarily unable to access foreign Web sites Thursday, raising speculation the censorship system was being tested.
Mozart may improve doctors' colon results

Mozart may improve doctors' colon results

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A U.S. study found physicians who listen to Mozart while doing colonoscopies increase their detection rates of precancerous polyps, researchers say.

NASA assigns STS-127, Expedition 19 crews

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has assigned the crews for the STS-127 space shuttle mission and the Expedition 19 International Space Station mission.

Neil Armstrong to dedicate Armstrong Hall

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, is expected to attend next month's dedication of a building named for him at Indiana's Purdue University.

'70s murder reclassified as 1880s death

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ky., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The unsolved '70s homicide of young black Kentucky girl has finally been resolved -- as a 19th-century burial.

Atlantis crew prepares for landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- With clear weather forecast for Florida, the shuttle Atlantis astronauts enjoyed what was expected to be their final day in orbit on Thursday and packed up their gear in preparation for Friday's planned landing at the Kennedy Space Center.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Shuttle Atlantis astronauts study ozone

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- After serving as International Space Station construction workers and cargo haulers, the shuttle Atlantis astronauts took on a scientific project on Wednesday, operating a prototype device to measure ozone in Earth's upper atmosphere.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Spacewalkers finish work on station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Spacewalking partners David Wolf and Piers Sellers wrapped up a third and final spacewalk on Monday to complete the latest phase of work on the International Space Station.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Spacewalkers complete work on station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Astronauts David Wolf and Piers Sellers wrapped up a third and final spacewalk of the current shuttle mission Monday, putting the finishing touches on a 45-foot long exterior truss segment of the International Space Station that will be used to hold giant

Astronauts share stories of spaceflight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Astronaut Piers Sellers recalled Sunday a moment during his second spacewalk when he was perched at the end of the station's new 45-foot long truss, hanging on
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Astronauts finish 2nd spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Space shuttle astronauts David Wolf and Piers Sellers worked on the space station's cooling system on Saturday during a successful six-hour spacewalk.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Spacewalkers finish 2nd spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Shuttle Atlantis astronauts David Wolf and Piers Sellers finished their second spacewalk of the mission on Saturday, a six-hour outing to install 25 devices to

Spacewalkers rest up for 2nd outing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Rested after a grueling spacewalk, shuttle astronauts David Wolf and Piers Sellers were prepared Friday to return to the vacuum of space and resume outfitting the International Space Station's new truss assembly for service.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Spacewalkers prepare for 2nd outing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Taking advantage of a light work day Friday to recover from a grueling spacewalk, astronauts David Wolf and Piers Sellers are prepared to venture out the International Space Station's airlock again Saturday to resume work on a new truss assembly. NASA sai

Astronauts install new station beam

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The shuttle Atlantis and space station Alpha crewmembers outfitted the growing orbital outpost with a new 45-foot extension beam on Thursday to add power, cooling and communications gear for future operations.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Astronauts nail first station assembly job

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Shuttle Atlantis and International Space Station crews wrapped up a tense and long work day in space Thursday, attaching a new 45-foot long solar array truss to the station and hooking up electrical and coolant lines to bring the new segment to life.

Feature: NASA eyes new spacesuit

Before shuttle astronauts David Wolf and Piers Sellers could begin their space station construction jobs on Thursday, they spent hours swapping out spacesuit parts, reassembling the garments and checking them thoroughly for flaws.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Station crew welcomes first guests

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- The shuttle Atlantis slipped into a berthing port at the International Space Station on Wednesday to deliver a 45-foot-long exterior beam, new science experiments and supplies for the resident crew.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News

Shuttle blasts off, ending launch hiatus

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Ending a summer-long drought of shuttle missions, Atlantis soared off its seaside launch pad on Monday to deliver a massive external support beam needed to boost solar power to expand the International Space Station.
IRENE BROWN, UPI Science News
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