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Atlantis Crew Wrapping Up Final Shuttle Mission

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A chapter in U.S. history closes Tuesday when the Space Shuttle Atlantis departs from the space station and heads home, winding up the space shuttle program. Atlantis’ astronauts bid an emotional farewell to the space station crew, exchanging tears and hugs before closing the hatch between the two orbiters for the last time. As going […]

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Atlantis Crew Wrapping Up Final Shuttle Mission

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis have said farewell to their counterparts at the International Space Station, as they prepare to wrap up the final mission of the 30-year shuttle program. Atlantis astronauts Monday used a robotic arm to detach a cargo hauler full of old equipment and trash from the space station and load […]

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Atlantis Crew Wrapping Up Final Shuttle Mission

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Astronauts on the space shuttle Atlantis have said farewell to their counterparts at the International Space Station, as they prepare to wrap up the final mission of the 30-year shuttle program. Atlantis astronauts Monday used a robotic arm to detach a cargo hauler full of old equipment and trash from the space station and load […]

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Prepares for Last Flight Home

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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NASA says Monday will be the last full day a space shuttle will spend docked at the International Space Station. On Sunday, the astronauts of space shuttle Atlantis finished packing two tons of old equipment and trash from the ISS into a cargo hauler for the return flight to Earth. The Italian-built cargo pod will […]

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Prepares for Last Flight Home

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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NASA says Monday will the last full day a space shuttle will spend docked at the International Space Station. On Sunday the astronauts of space shuttle Atlantis finished packing two tons of old equipment and trash from the ISS into a cargo hauler for the return flight to Earth. The Italian-built cargo pod will be […]

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Obama Calls Space Station Astronauts

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama called astronauts at the International Space Station Friday to thank them for their work on the last mission of the 30-year U.S. space shuttle program. President Obama spoke with the combined 10-person crew of the shuttle Atlantis and the space station. He jokingly told the crew that he was trying to […]

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NASA Holds ‘Barbecue’ Farewell for Shuttle Program

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Astronauts at the International Space Station are preparing for a virtual backyard barbecue to celebrate the end of NASA’s 30-year space shuttle program. The menu for Thursday’s “all-American” meal includes brisket, corn, baked beans and apple pie, and the U.S. space agency is inviting the Earth-bound to their party. NASA has made their recipes — […]

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Astronauts Complete Final Spacewalk of US Shuttle Era

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Fossum have completed the final spacewalk of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program. Garan and Fossum spent about six-and-a-half hours outside the International Space Station Tuesday. The two astronauts performed a variety of tasks, including retrieving a broken ammonia pump from outside the space station and installing a robot used for […]

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Astronauts Conducting Final Spacewalk of US Shuttle Era

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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The final spacewalk of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program is underway. American astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Fossum stepped outside the International Space Station Tuesday to begin the walk, which should take about six and a half hours. The operation involves retrieving a broken ammonia pump from outside the space station and installing a robot used […]

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Astronauts Set to Complete Final Spacewalk of Shuttle Era

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Two American residents of the International Space Station are set to step outside the facility on Tuesday to begin the final spacewalk of NASA’s shuttle era. Astronauts Ron Garan and Mike Fossum will complete the mission, which involves retrieving a broken ammonia pump from outside the space station. They will also install a robot used […]

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