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2009-09-21 14:00:35

Space shuttle Discovery has returned home to Florida after a cross-country flight from California. Following a 5.7 million-mile mission to service the International Space Station, Discovery was forced to change its landing plans from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base near Los Angeles due to concerns about the weather. According to The Associated Press, the change of venue for the Discovery landing cost NASA almost $2 million. Discovery set out from Edwards Base at...

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2009-09-16 05:15:00

After landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Sept. 11, space shuttle Discovery is about to start its cross-country journey back to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Following the successful STS-128 mission to the International Space Station, Discovery was mounted on a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft. Discovery is expected to begin its journey from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., to Kennedy as early as Friday, Sept. 18. The exact date and...

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2009-06-03 07:20:00

Space shuttle Atlantis landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop a modified 747 jet known as the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. On May 24, Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California completing mission STS-125, a 13-day journey of approximately 5.3 million miles in space. With the STS-125 mission completed, the shuttle team is shifting its attention to the next flight, space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission to the International Space Station. Endeavour is in place at...

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2009-05-29 10:25:00

After landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on May 24 following the successful Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, space shuttle Atlantis is about to start its cross-country journey back to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Mounted on a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, Atlantis is expected to begin its journey from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., to Kennedy as early as Sunday, May 31. The exact date and time of departure have yet to...

2008-12-12 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's arrival of space shuttle Endeavour at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be seen only on NASA Television's Public Channel (101) and NASA's website. System maintenance is being performed on the media (103) and education (102) channels. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mounted atop a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, Endeavour is scheduled to land at Kennedy at 2:30 p.m. EST after a...

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2008-12-12 13:13:55

Today's arrival of space shuttle Endeavour at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida will be seen only on NASA Television's Public Channel (101) and NASA's Web site. System maintenance is being performed on the media (103) and education (102) channels. Mounted atop a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, Endeavour is scheduled to land at Kennedy at 2:30 p.m. EST after a three-day cross-country ferry flight from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base,...

2008-12-02 09:54:00

EDWARDS, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Nov. 30, space shuttle Endeavour is about to make its cross-country journey back to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Mounted on a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, Endeavour is expected to begin its journey to Florida as early as Sunday. The exact date and time of departure have yet to be determined...

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2008-12-02 10:50:00

After landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Nov. 30, space shuttle Endeavour is about to make its cross-country journey back to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Mounted on a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, Endeavour is expected to begin its journey to Florida as early as Sunday. The exact date and time of departure have yet to be determined because of changing weather conditions and the fluid nature of preparing Endeavour for this ferry flight. NASA...

2008-08-13 15:00:08

By John Nolan Staff Writer DAYTON -- Supporters of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force have raised about $14 million of the $42 million needed for a planned building that would house a space shuttle, if NASA gives the museum one after the shuttle fleet is retired in 2010. The envisioned 200,000-square-foot building at the museum would house a Space Gallery, presidential aircraft interpretive center and a Global Reach Gallery to display large aircraft including the Air Force's...


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