Photo: Spiders, Urine Recycler Aboard for Space Shuttle Launch



The space shuttle Endeavor (above) is set to launch on November 14, 2008. It will carry a unique cargo of live spiders, butterflies, and a machine to recycle urine into drinking water.

Image by Jim Grossmann/NASA


NEWS FEEDS    After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed. After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS

ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

50 Drives of a Lifetime

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.