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2011-06-29 14:53:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 8, 2011, history will be made as the shuttle Atlantis lifts off on the final flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program.

2011-02-22 10:57:00

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center will be back on the job watching over the space shuttle Discovery during its last mission, scheduled Feb. 24 to March 7.

2010-05-28 12:15:00

US museums are already lining up to showcase the three retiring space shuttles after Atlantis touch downed after its last scheduled mission of its 25-year career on Wednesday.

2009-07-28 13:57:31

The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour left the International Space Station Tuesday afternoon to begin a three-day trip home after 11 days of linked flight. The shuttle undocked from the massive orbiting laboratory at 1:26 p.m.

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.

2008-02-16 05:10:00

NASA will make landing sites in California as well as Florida available to the space shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday to hasten its return to Earth before the Pentagon attempts to shoot down a rogue spy satellite.

2006-08-20 00:10:00

NASA workers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida began a risky repair job on Saturday to replace faulty bolts on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis a week before its scheduled launch.

2006-07-17 08:17:47

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - The U.S. space shuttle Discovery landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, ending a 13-day mission that may signal NASA's full recovery from the 2003 Columbia disaster.

2005-08-09 07:14:03


2005-07-13 07:08:06

By Deborah Zabarenko CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Shuttle Discovery was "go for launch" on Wednesday in NASA's first human space mission since the fatal Columbia accident 2 1/2 years ago. The U.S.

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