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Space Shuttle Atlantis Makes Final Voyage to Permanent Home

Posted November 2nd, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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After traveling about 200-million kilometers during 33 trips into space, the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis is making one final voyage. Early Friday morning, the last of NASA’s three surviving space shuttles to be retired from service left the Kennedy Space Center’s huge Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida for a relatively short 16-kilometer ride to the […]

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Takes Final Flight

Posted September 21st, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Endeavour took to the skies of California Friday for its final flight before heading to its retirement home — a Los Angeles museum. Endeavour flew over California landmarks atop a 747 transporting jet. The shuttle’s planned flight path included San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Disneyland and the Hollywood sign. The shuttle […]

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First US Space Shuttle Goes on Public Display

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 4:10 am (UTC-5)
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Thursday marks the beginning of a new mission for the U.S. space shuttle Enterprise, as it goes on public display at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. The nation’s first space shuttle is housed in an inflatable dome, suspended about 300 centimeters in the air above the deck of the […]

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US Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives in NY

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Enterprise has arrived in New York after hitching a ride on a jumbo jet — NASA’s second shuttle flyover in just two weeks after Discovery traveled to replace Enterprise at a Washington area museum. The U.S. space agency had planned to transport Enterprise earlier this week, but the trip had to […]

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US Space Shuttle Enterprise On Way to NY

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Enterprise is hitching a ride to New York Friday on a jumbo jet — NASA’s second shuttle flyover in just two weeks after Discovery traveled to replace Enterprise at a Washington area museum. The U.S. space agency had planned to transport Enterprise earlier this week, but the trip had to be […]

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Space Shuttle Discovery Becomes Museum Exhibit

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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More than a year after its last mission, the retired U.S. space shuttle Discovery was officially welcomed into its new home. The shuttle rolled into the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center outside Washington Thursday where it will go on permanent display. Among those on hand for the ceremony was former astronaut and U.S. […]

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Space Shuttle Discovery to Officially Become Museum Exhibit

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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More than a year after its last mission, the retired U.S. space shuttle Discovery will be officially welcomed into its new home Thursday. The shuttle will be rolled into National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center outside Washington where it will go on permanent display. Among those on hand for the ceremony will be former […]

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Retired Space Shuttle Makes Final Voyage to Washington-Area Museum

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The retired U.S. space shuttle Discovery has landed at the Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia on the way to its new home in a Washington-area aviation museum. The 28-year-old orbiter departed the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Tuesday, hitching a ride on the back of one of the U.S. space agency NASA’s specially outfitted […]

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Retired Space Shuttle Takes Final Flight to Washington-Area Museum

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The retired U.S. space shuttle Discovery is on its final voyage to a Washington-area aviation museum. The 28-year-old orbiter departed the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Tuesday, hitching a ride on the back of one of the U.S. space agency NASA’s specially outfitted Boeing 747 jumbo jets. The shuttle is being flown over a variety […]

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Space Shuttle Columbia Fuel Tank Found in Dried Up Texas Lake

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The severe drought in eastern Texas has exposed a grim artifact. A piece of the ill-fated Space Shuttle Columbia was found in a dried-up lake north of Houston, Texas. NASA engineers confirm that the large globe-shaped piece was one of 18 fuel tanks that plunged to Earth or disintegrated when Columbia broke apart upon reentry […]

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