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2 years 11 months ago

Discovery Shuttle on its way to Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's oldest and most traveled space shuttle, Discovery, is being flown to a new life as a museum relic. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak Tuesday aboard a modified jumbo jet. It's bound for Washington, where it will be a Smithsonian exhibit. The...

3 years 8 months ago

NASA will lose 7,000 jobs

With the end of NASA's space shuttle program this month, some 7,000 space jobs in Florida, and the end of many jobs in the communities near the Space Coast. The highly-skilled space workers will have to compete in a labor market where more than one in 10 in America...

3 years 10 months ago

Congresswoman Giffords in surgery

HOUSTON (AP) - Experts say the surgery to repair Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' skull is a key step in her recovery and will improve her quality of life. People with knowledge of her care have told The Associated Press that Giffords is undergoing surgery on Wednesday. Doctors are placing a...

3 years 10 months ago

Countdown resumes for Endeavour's final flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's countdown clocks are ticking again for the next-to-last space shuttle launch. The countdown began Friday morning for the second time for Endeavour's final mission. A launch attempt late last month was foiled by an electrical snag aboard Endeavour. NASA says repairs have fixed the...

4 years 1 month ago

One last time for Discovery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's countdown clocks are ticking again for space shuttle Discovery's final launch. Discovery is supposed to blast off Thursday afternoon to the International Space Station. The flight should have taken place four months ago. But the countdown was halted in the final hours by a...

4 years 10 months ago

Atlantis to launch for final time Friday

NASA is counting down to the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis is set to blast off Friday afternoon on its last trip to the International Space Station. The countdown clocks began ticking Tuesday. Forecasters put the odds of good launch weather at 70 percent. The six astronauts...

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