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  • Space shuttle Discovery makes final takeoff

    April 17, 2012 9:25 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - After three decades of space service, NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, began its new life as a museum relic Tuesday with one final takeoff. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak Tuesday aboard a modified jumbo jet bound for Washington, where it... more »
  • The Era of Building Space Shuttle Fuel Tanks is Over

    September 30, 2010 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 37 years of having a major role in the manned space program, Lockheed Martin Corp. has made it official. The company says the era of building space shuttle fuel tanks at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility is over, along with scores of jobs. Left behind... more »
  • Space Shuttle Discovery Back on Earth

    April 20, 2010 9:55 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth. The shuttle and its seven astronauts landed at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday morning. Their arrival was delayed by rain that popped up right before daybreak. But the sky cleared and... more »
  • Shuttle Launch Sets Record

    April 5, 2010 10:37 AM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Discovery and seven astronauts rocketed into orbit Monday on one of NASA's final stockpiling missions to the International Space Station, its takeoff flames bringing an early dawn to the coast with this last scheduled shuttle launch in darkness. The... more »
  • Tweeters on hand for shuttle launch

    November 16, 2009 8:38 AM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - The Space Shuttle Atlantis won't be the only thing flying when it lifts off from Florida today. The fingers of about 100 huge NASA fans will also be flying - across keyboards as they tweet details of the liftoff. For the first time ever, NASA has invited... more »

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