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2011-07-11 07:06:59

Space shuttle Atlantis docked with the International Space Station (ISS) for the final time on Sunday, bringing the 30-year, $200 billion legacy of the venerable NASA craft one step closer to a close."¨Reporting from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Irene Klotz of Reuters wrote that the STS-135 commander, Chris Ferguson, docked in the ISS Harmony node shortly just a few minutes after 11am EDT."¨At 12:47pm, the four-person crew (Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus...

2011-04-25 06:05:00

No one could have predicted after the tragedy in Tucson just a few months ago, that Arizona representative Gabby Giffords would be in Florida watching her husband Mark Kelly pilot the second-to-last space shuttle into orbit. Physicians have cleared Giffords to travel to Cape Canaveral, to watch the liftoff live, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Giffords continues to recover from her brain injury and Kelly's devotion to both his wife and NASA has overshadowed Endeavour's final voyage and the...

2008-09-20 15:00:11

By MARCIA DUNN By Marcia Dunn The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. In an unprecedented step, a space shuttle was moved to the launch pad Friday for a trip NASA hopes it will never make - a rescue mission. The shuttle Endeavour is on standby in case the seven astronauts who go up on Atlantis next month need a safer ride home. Atlantis and its crew are headed into space for one last repair job on the 18-year-old Hubble Space Telescope. It's a venture that was canceled when...

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