Have your faith in humanity restored as people reveal kindest things strangers have done for them

Have your faith in humanity restored as people reveal kindest things strangers have done for them

Twitter users are discussing acts of kindness they have experienced from total strangers.

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Nine everyday tasks that would make highly entertaining Olympic sports

Nine everyday tasks that would make highly entertaining Olympic sports

Take your pick from office wheelie chair racing, to self-scanning checkouts at the supermarket.

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Last touchdown for Discovery

Last touchdown for Discovery

Discovery ended its career as the world's most flown spaceship today, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece.

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Discovery arrives for final visit to International Space Station

Discovery arrives for final visit to International Space Station

Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station today, making its final visit before being docked in a museum.

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Gas leak forces postponement of Discovery launch

Gas leak forces postponement of Discovery launch

Space shuttle Discovery's final voyage was cancelled today until at least the end of the month because of a large hydrogen gas leak that forced yet another launch delay.

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Shuttle launch rescheduled for today

Shuttle launch rescheduled for today

Nasa will try today to launch space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage, although stormy weather could force yet another delay.

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Bad weather postpones shuttle's return to earth

Bad weather prevented space shuttle Discovery from returning home and kept its astronauts circling the world for at least an extra day.

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Weather could postpone shuttle's return to earth

Shuttle Discovery’s astronauts are scheduled to land this evening to wrap up their successful space station delivery mission, but late summer storms threatened to keep them up an extra day or two.

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Shuttle Discovery launches at last

Space shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts blazed into orbit on a spectacular midnight flight to the international space station, transporting a treadmill named after a TV comedian, mice and thousands of pounds of more solemn supplies.

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Discovery shuttle cleared for return to earth

Nasa managers cleared Discovery to return home today, planning for a possible touchdown in New Mexico for only the second time in space shuttle history because of bad weather on both coasts.

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Relief greets Discovery upon return

From the Johnson Space Centre in Texas to Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the relief was obvious when space shuttle Discovery safely returned to terra firma.

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Discovery touches down safely

The space shuttle Discovery landed in California today, ending a tense mission that was fraught with problems.

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Discovery home

The space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven have touched down safely at Edwards air base in California's Mojave Desert.

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Discovery streaks toward California landing

Discovery and its crew of seven streaked toward a California landing today on the first shuttle re-entry since Coumbia’s tragic return, after thunderstorms in Florida prevented the spacecraft from returning to its home base.

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Nasa switches shuttle landing to California

Nasa cancelled plans to land space shuttle Discovery in Florida today because of stormy weather and changed the landing site to California.

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First Discovery landing chance ditched

Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery were ready to put on the brakes today and begin descending from orbit when flight controllers ordered them to continue circling the planet while awaiting better weather.

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Discovery crew prepares for landing

Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery were ready to put on the brakes today and begin descending from orbit with hopes of having their feet back on the ground before daybreak.

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Weather delays Discovery plans

After orbiting the Earth for nearly two weeks, astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery were told to circle the planet for another day as bad weather in Florida forced Nasa to delay today’s scheduled landing.

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Discovery landing delayed until tomorrow

Nasa has said cloudy weather has delayed space shuttle Discovery’s landing until tomorrow.

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Bad weather delays Discovery landing

After orbiting the Earth for 13 days, astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery have been told to circle the planet once more early today as Nasa delayed their landing because of bad weather in Florida.

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Discovery ready to return to Earth

After circling the Earth for 13 days, astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery powered up their spacecraft early today and awaited word from Mission Control to fire their braking rockets and head for home.

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