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Atlantis Completes Final Landing of Shuttle Era

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The space shuttle Atlantis has made a perfect landing, bringing an end to 30 years of U.S. space shuttle missions. The crew of four astronauts aboard Atlantis touched down just before 10:00 UTC at the Kennedy Space Center in the southeastern state of Florida. Perfect weather conditions and a crowd of hundreds welcomed the shuttle […]

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Atlantis Completes Final Landing of Shuttle Era

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The space shuttle Atlantis has made a perfect landing, bringing an official end to 30 years of U.S. space shuttle missions. The crew of four astronauts on board Atlantis touched down just before 10:00 UTC at the Kennedy Space Center in the southern state of Florida. Perfect weather conditions and a crowd of hundreds welcomed […]

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Atlantis Makes Preparations for Final Landing of Shuttle Era

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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The space shuttle Atlantis is making final preparations for its last return to earth, marking the end of the 30-year U.S. space shuttle program. NASA says the four astronauts on board Atlantis shut the payload doors and began de-orbiting procedures on Thursday. The shuttle is scheduled to touch down at the Kennedy Space Center in […]

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Space Shuttle to Land Thursday on Final Flight

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The space shuttle Atlantis is set to land early Thursday, closing out the final flight of the 30-year U.S. shuttle program. Atlantis is sheduled to touch down at 5:56 a.m. Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in the southern U.S. state of Florida. Astronauts on board Atlantis have been making final preparations for Thursday’s landing. The […]

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Astronauts Check Shuttle for Thursday’s Landing

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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NASA astronauts onboard the space shuttle Atlantis made preparations for Thursday’s planned touchdown, the last for the 30-year U.S. shuttle program. Atlantis and its four-member crew departed from the International Space Station on Tuesday after an eight-day visit to deliver a year’s worth of supplies and haul trash and used equipment back to Earth. On […]

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Russia Launches Powerful Space Telescope

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has launched what experts say is the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever built. Russian scientists say the Spektr-R took off from the launch pad in Kazakhstan Monday and shortly after, began orbiting the Earth. The builders of Spektr-R say the telescope is designed to look billions of light years back into time […]

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Atlantis Departs International Space Station for Final Time

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis is on its way home after undocking from the International Space Station, beginning the last leg of its final voyage — and of the 30-year U.S. shuttle program. Atlantis and its four-member crew separated from the ISS early Tuesday over New Zealand after an eight-day visit to deliver a year’s […]

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Atlantis Departs International Space Station for Final Time

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis is on its way home after undocking from the International Space Station, beginning the last leg of its final voyage — and of the 30-year U.S. shuttle program. Atlantis and its four-member crew separated from the ISS early Tuesday over New Zealand after an eight-day visit to deliver a year’s […]

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Atlantis Departs International Space Station for Final Time

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis has undocked from the International Space Station, beginning the last leg of its final voyage — and of the 30-year U.S. space shuttle program. Atlantis and its four-member crew separated from the ISS early Tuesday morning over New Zealand after an eight-day visit to deliver a year’s worth of supplies […]

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Atlantis Departs International Space Station for Final Time

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis has undocked from the International Space Station, beginning the last leg of its final voyage — and of the 30-year U.S. space shuttle program. Atlantis and its four-member crew separated from the ISS early Tuesday morning over New Zealand after an eight-day visit to deliver a year’s worth of supplies […]

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