Endeavor shuttle tile damage no obstacle for reentry - NASA

Specialists established that a damaged heat shield tile on the Endeavour shuttle will pose no threat during the spacecraft's reentry.

// May. 22, 2011 - 13:40 GMT


Endeavour astronauts prepare for 2nd spacewalk

Endeavour astronauts Andrew Feustel and Mike Fincke are scheduled to perform the second spacewalk of the STS-134 mission on Sunday to continue outfitting and maintenance of the space station complex, NASA said.

// May. 22, 2011 - 16:16 GMT


Forest fires spread in Siberia

The area affected by wildfires raging in Siberia has expanded by 950 hectares to about 2,000 hectares in the past twenty-four hours, the Emergencies Ministry reported on Sunday.

// May. 22, 2011 - 16:36 GMT


Japan quake disaster may cost $184 billion - economics minister

Japan may spend from 10 trillion yen to 15 trillion yen (about $184 billion) on rebuilding its economy after a devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the country's northeast in March, Japanese Economics Minister Kaoru Yosano said on Sunday.

// May. 22, 2011 - 17:10 GMT


Global consequences of Japanese quake

// May. 22, 2011 - 18:05 GMT


Radioactive debris hampers efforts to cool reactor at Japan quake-hit nuke plant

The operator of Japan's quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is facing the challenge of removing highly radioactive debris to proceed with the efforts to stabilize the Number 3 reactor, NHK television channel reported on Sunday.

// May. 22, 2011 - 18:05 GMT