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April 17, 2011

NASA Pulls Back On STS-134 Extension

But Extra Days Could Be Added Mid-Mission

Reversing a previously-announced decision, space shuttle managers now plan to keep shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission as a 14-day flight, and possibly extend the mission as many as two days while Endeavour is in space. No reason was given for the change.

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NASA'S Webb Space Telescope To Start Cryogenic Testing

Mirror Segments Exposed To Space-Like Conditions Prior To Launch

The first six of 18 segments that will form NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror for space observations began final round-the-clock cryogenic testing this week.

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