US shuttle Endeavour lifts off

Space shuttle heads for International Space Station after month's delay.

    The shuttle launched on Wednesday after more than a month's delay [AFP]

    Mark Polansky, Endeavour's shuttle commander, and his crew are expected to reach the space station on Friday.

    Five spacewalks are planned to hook up the new porch for the Japanese laboratory and perform other station work.

    The flight is scheduled to last 16 days.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    The great plunder: Nepal's stolen treasures

    How the art world's hunger for ancient artefacts is destroying a centuries-old culture. A journey across the Himalayas.