CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —Space shuttle Atlantis is set to blast off on its final flight next week, heading to the International Space Station and carrying a crew of six and a load of supplies.
NASA's top managers agreed Wednesday to set May 14 as the launch date.
The 12-day mission is scheduled to be the last for Atlantis. NASA is retiring its three shuttles at the end of this year.
Judge orders Guantanamo Bay detainee to appear
NEW YORK — A New York judge has ordered the only Guantanamo Bay detainee to be prosecuted in U.S. civilian courts to appear before him today after he repeatedly skipped appearances because he doesn't want to be strip-searched.
Judge Lewis Kaplan says he wants to hear from Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani before he rules on a request by his lawyers to force the Bureau of Prisons to change its strip-search procedures for him. Jailed defendants must be strip-searched before entering court.
The lawyers say nudity causes Ghailani to endure vivid memories of interrogations at a secret CIA-run camp abroad after his July 2004 arrest.
Ghailani is charged in the August 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.