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Tears, congratulations as Atlantis lands, shuttle program endsupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 20:36:00

Soaring across the predawn haze, the space shuttle Atlantis glided back to Earth early Thursday -- capping a 30-year program that saw hundreds of astronauts go into space.

Shuttle Atlantis makes final landingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 20:36:00

Space shuttle Atlantis glided to Earth early Thursday, capping a 30-year space shuttle program.

Shuttle workers spaced out of jobsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 10:44:00

CNN's John Zarrella takes a look at the impact of the end of shuttle programs on the people who were part of it.

Shuttle workers grapple with reinventing themselvesupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 10:44:00

When the commander of Atlantis calls, "Wheels stop," upon landing this week, Ray Zink and Billy McClure will be waiting.

Photographer captures Kennedy Space Center in waning days of shuttle programupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 18:04:00

Vincent Fournier's photography captures a longing for the space age that lives somewhere between the recently made-possible and the science fiction of the '70s and '80s. Inspired by trips to the Paris museum of science, Vincent has been fascinated by the machine world since his youth and incorporates it into most of his work.

Photos capture space center nostalgiaupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 18:04:00

Photographer Vincent Fournier is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to Kennedy Space Center. VBS.TV follows him.

Atlantis astronauts arrive at KSCupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 06:26:00

Astronauts for Space Shuttle Atlantis arrive at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, ahead of their scheduled Friday liftoff.

Crew arrives for final shuttle missionupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 06:26:00

The four-member crew that will fly the final space shuttle mission to end an era arrived Monday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Endeavour's final homecomingupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 11:51:00

Space shuttle Endeavour lands at Kennedy Space Center, completing its 25th and final mission.

Endeavour completes final mission; one flight left for NASAupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 11:51:00

The space shuttle Endeavour landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Wednesday, completing its 25th and final mission -- the next-to-last mission for NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program.

Endeavour crew reflects on journeyupdated: Tue May 31 2011 22:45:00

CNN's John King talks to the crew of space shuttle Endeavour about their final moments in space.

Endeavour prepares to return to Earth after nearly 16 days aloftupdated: Tue May 31 2011 22:45:00

After more than 15 days in space, the six crew members of the Endeavour made final preparations to return to Earth Wednesday on its final mission and the next-to-final mission for NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program.

Endeavour launches for the final timeupdated: Wed May 18 2011 09:43:00

The space shuttle Endeavour launches for its final mission and is scheduled to return June 1.

'Space junkies' ponder end of space shuttle programupdated: Wed May 18 2011 09:43:00

On the morning of the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, Lloyd Behrendt paced the floor of NASA's news center at the Kennedy Space Center, rubbing elbows with reporters while keeping an eye on the countdown clock.

50-acre brush fire burns 3 miles from Endeavour launch padupdated: Wed May 04 2011 11:28:00

A 50-acre brush fire burned Wednesday about three miles from a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center, but the fire posed no danger to the countdown for Friday's launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, NASA said.

Giffords travels to attend shuttle launchupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 13:53:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen describes how Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to fly, despite her head injury.

Shuttle crew arrives for dress rehearsalupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 13:44:00

The six astronauts for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission arrive in Florida for the launch dress rehearsal.

NASA says Endeavour sustained minor storm damageupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 13:44:00

A powerful storm including a lightning strike in the launch pad area caused minor damage to the space shuttle Endeavour, a NASA official said Thursday.

Powder at Kennedy Space Center tests positive for cocaineupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 17:30:00

NASA's Inspector General's Office says an investigation is under way after a white powdery substance found at the Kennedy Space Center tested positive for cocaine.

Work resumes at space shuttle launch pad where worker diedupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 11:22:00

Work on the final flight of the space shuttle Endeavour resumed Tuesday morning, just one day after a NASA contract worker fell to his death at the launch pad.

Worker falls to his death at Kennedy Space Center, NASA saysupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 22:13:00

A space shuttle contract worker fell to his death Monday morning while working at the launch pad, preparing the space shuttle Endeavour for its final flight, according to a NASA official.

Space center worker falls to his deathupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 22:13:00

A man fell to his death while working at the launchpad for Endeavour's final flight. WKMG reports.

Falcon 9 launchesupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 10:04:00

SpaceX's private spacecraft launches at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Space company's secret cargo a 'cheesy' jokeupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 10:04:00

Call it one small step for a cheese, one giant leap fromage-kind.

Shuttle layoffs leave some workers adriftupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 07:50:00

After 31 years and two months at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, John Bundy is joining the ranks of the unemployed.

NASA cuts more than 1,200 shuttle jobsupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 07:50:00

NASA has laid off more than 1,200 shuttle workers. CNN?s John Couwels speaks to one worker who has been there 31 years.

Gulf Coast turtle hatchlings released on Florida's east coastupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:58:00

One-day-old loggerhead turtles were set free adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center overnight, scurrying down a beach in the cover of darkness to begin their lives.

Atlantis returns homeupdated: Wed May 26 2010 10:41:00

Space shuttle Atlantis lands safely at Florida's Kennedy Space Center, completing its final mission.

Atlantis returns from final space missionupdated: Wed May 26 2010 10:41:00

Space shuttle Atlantis landed here Wednesday, concluding the final mission of its 25-year career.

Shuttles for sale: Less than 130 million miles, new paintupdated: Tue May 25 2010 21:40:00

So you're in the market for a new vehicle. Any chance you'd consider one with more than 100 million miles on the odometer, a neat white paint job and a sticker price of $28.8 million? Probably not.

Shuttle lands in Florida after weather delayupdated: Tue Apr 20 2010 09:18:00

After spending an extra day in orbit, the seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery landed Tuesday morning at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Discovery landing nixed due to weatherupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 09:47:00

The space shuttle Discovery will not land Monday.

Obama outlines new NASA strategy for deep space explorationupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 16:19:00

President Obama pledged his full commitment to the space program Thursday, outlining a new strategy that ends current programs while funding new initiatives intended to propel humankind farther into the solar system.

Obama: Increase NASA budget $6 billionupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 16:19:00

President Obama outlines his plans to increase NASA's budget to ramp up future space missions.

Apollo astronauts decry Obama space plansupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 12:04:00

The Obama administration's vision for the future of manned space flight will bump the United States to "second or even third-rate" status as a space-faring nation, the commanders of three U.S. moon missions warned Wednesday.

Astronauts complete 2nd spacewalkupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:16:00

NASA officials report that astronauts successfully replaced a storage tank on the international space station.

Spectacular early morning launchupdated: Mon Apr 05 2010 11:17:00

Watch space shuttle Discovery blast off from the Kennedy Space Center on its mission to the international space station.

Space shuttle Endeavour landsupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 08:44:00

The space shuttle Endeavour landed Sunday night at Kennedy Space Center after a two-week mission to the international space station.

Endeavour landsupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 08:44:00

In a rare night landing, space shuttle Endeavour touches down in Florida after a two-week mission.

Endeavour's successful dockingupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 11:36:00

Space shuttle Endeavour docks with the international space station after completing a three-day orbital chase.

Crew inspects shuttle after launch, heads for space stationupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 03:28:00

As they head toward a rendezvous with the international space station, crew members of the space shuttle Endeavour are checking for any signs of damage after Monday's early morning launch.

Endeavor lifts offupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 18:28:00

The space shuttle Endeavour lifted off from Kennedy Space Center for a two week mission to the International Space Station.

Endeavour lifts off on two-week missionupdated: Mon Feb 08 2010 18:28:00

The space shuttle Endeavour lifted off from Kennedy Space Center early Monday on a two-week mission to the international space station.

Atlantis blasts off towards space stationupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 11:11:00

Space shuttle Atlantis launched Monday afternoon to deliver key spare parts to prolong the life of the International Space Station.

Space shuttle Discovery lands in Californiaupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 22:17:00

The space shuttle Discovery landed in California on Friday evening after bad weather near Kennedy Space Center forced it to wave off a landing in Florida.

Shuttle discovery lands safelyupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 22:17:00

The STS128 mission landed at 8:53 EST at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Space shuttle Endeavour lands safelyupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 16:04:00

The crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour returned to earth on Friday morning after spending 16 days in space.

Shuttle launch scrubbed for second straight dayupdated: Sun Jul 12 2009 23:43:00

NASA on Sunday postponed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour for the second straight day due to concerns over weather.

Space Shuttle Atlantis landsupdated: Sun May 24 2009 13:18:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis lands at Andrews AFB in California.

California landing ends shuttle's Hubble tripupdated: Sun May 24 2009 13:18:00

Space shuttle Atlantis landed Sunday at Edwards Air Force Base after rainy weather in Florida precluded a landing at Kennedy Space Center.

NASA looks to Sunday shuttle landingupdated: Sat May 23 2009 12:24:00

NASA postponed the landing of space shuttle Atlantis until Sunday because of weather concerns.

Shuttle Discovery landsupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 19:19:00

The space shuttle Discovery lands safely at Kennedy Space Center.

Shuttle Discovery home after rendezvous with space stationupdated: Sat Mar 28 2009 19:19:00

The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Kennedy Space Center on Saturday, completing a 13-day mission that included expanding the number of astronauts who can live aboard the International Space Station.

Astronaut encounters at Kennedy Space Centerupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 10:26:00

Are your kids ready to go to Mars?

Behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Centerupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 11:42:00

Going behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center is like visiting another planet. The employees working on the shuttle fleet speak their own language -- a language made up of acronyms.

Discovery to deliver ISS equipmentupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 11:42:00

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly talks with Melissa Long about Wednesday night's scheduled space shuttle Discovery launch.

Shuttle Endeavour lands at California air baseupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 00:17:00

Space shuttle Endeavour landed safely Sunday afternoon at California's Edwards Air Force Base after NASA waved off two opportunities for a Florida landing because of poor weather.

Endeavour lands in Californiaupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 00:17:00

Space shuttle Endeavour lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California as bad weather prevents the planned landing in Florida.

Endeavour on its way to space stationupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 21:11:00

Riding a brilliant tower of flame into the night sky, the space shuttle Endeavour left Earth on Friday, carrying seven astronauts on a 15-day mission to the international space station.

Shuttle Discovery launchesupdated: Sat May 31 2008 22:14:00

Discovery launches from Kennedy Space Center, carrying supplies to the international space station.

Endeavour returns homeupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 23:03:00

Space shuttle Endeavour lands at Kennedy Space Center after a two-week mission.

Shuttle departs space stationupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 09:19:00

Endeavour commander Dominic Gorie is pleased with the mission as the shuttle leaves the international space station.

Atlantis returns to Earthupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 12:06:00

The space shuttle Atlantis lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a 13-day mission.

Space shuttle launch delayed until Sundayupdated: Sat Dec 08 2007 14:51:00

NASA mission managers decided Friday to push the space shuttle Atlantis' scheduled Saturday launch to Sunday afternoon.

Newsquiz: Week of November 5updated: Thu Nov 08 2007 20:25:00

Where in the world? -- You've heard many different places mentioned this week on CNN Student News. Show you know your news by identifying the place described in each clue. Write your answers in the space provided.

FSB: A Marine's $3 million global ventureupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 06:32:00

After traveling internationally as a Marine and later as a product developer for a plastics company, in 1981 John Szal combined his love of travel and design in Spherical Concepts (sphericalconcepts.com), a maker of acrylic globes.

Shuttle Atlantis is back homeupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 00:10:00

Shuttle Atlantis is back home

Hail damage postpones shuttle launchupdated: Tue Feb 27 2007 17:01:00

A scheduled March 15 launch has been delayed after the external fuel tank attached to the shuttle Atlantis and possibly the orbiter itself were damaged by a hailstorm at the launch pad Monday afternoon.

Discovery home for the holidaysupdated: Fri Dec 22 2006 17:57:00

Not even a dreary forecast could keep the space shuttle Discovery from coming home for the holidays. The orbiter touched down at Florida's Kennedy Space Center at 5:32 p.m. ET Friday, completing a 13-day mission that included four spacewalks and installation of a 2-ton addition to the international space station.

Discovery lights up night skyupdated: Sat Dec 09 2006 20:17:00

Space shuttle Discovery lifted off Saturday evening, beginning a 12-day mission with the first night launch in four years.

Shuttle countdown test goes smoothlyupdated: Fri Aug 11 2006 09:21:00

Atlantis' astronauts strapped into the space shuttle Thursday for a practice launch countdown more than two weeks before they are scheduled to blast off on a mission to resume construction of the international space station.

Fruit flies might help astronauts thrive on long missions updated: Mon Jul 17 2006 11:55:00

Name: Drosophila melanogaster -- a.k.a common fruit fly.

Discovery returns homeupdated: Mon Jul 17 2006 08:06:00

The space shuttle Discovery wrapped up its 13-day, 5.3-million-mile mission on Monday with a picture-perfect landing at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

Shuttle team shoos away vulturesupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 09:22:00

Vultures and space shuttles do not fly together well.

July 1 set as date for shuttle launchupdated: Sat Jun 17 2006 15:32:00

NASA managers have set July 1 as the date the space shuttle Discovery will rocket into space, the agency's first manned space flight in nearly a year.

Your e-mails: 'Moment I'll never forget'updated: Sat Jan 28 2006 07:20:00

CNN.com asked readers to share their most vivid memories of the day of the Challenger disaster. That day, millions watching the shuttle take off realized, at the same moment, something had gone terribly wrong. Here is a sampling of those responses, some of which have been edited:

Remembering Challengerupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 21:37:00

CNN.com users share their memories and experiences from the day of the Challenger tragedy, January 28, 1986.

Discovery returns home to Floridaupdated: Sun Aug 21 2005 10:19:00

Space shuttle Discovery returned to Florida's Kennedy Space Center atop a NASA 747 on Sunday, 12 days after it was detoured from Earth orbit to California.

Discovery flying back to Floridaupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 07:45:00

The space shuttle Discovery took off again on Friday on the first leg of its flight back to Florida.

Then & Now: Grace Corriganupdated: Mon Aug 15 2005 14:00:00

In 1986, Grace Corrigan watched along with the rest of the stricken nation as the space shuttle Challenger, carrying her daughter, Christa McAuliffe, and six other crew members, exploded in the blue skies over Cape Canaveral, Florida. Today, Corrigan keeps her daughter's dream of being the first teacher in space alive through her work at the McAuliffe Center.

Space Shuttle Factsupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 15:18:00

Use this explainer to help students understand the history of the space shuttle program, a topic relevant to current news.

'Discovery is home'updated: Tue Aug 09 2005 00:52:00

The space shuttle Discovery touched down Tuesday morning, completing NASA's first shuttle mission since Columbia broke apart during re-entry in February 2003.

Small plane enters shuttle no-fly zoneupdated: Thu Jul 28 2005 20:36:00

The pilot of a small plane that penetrated the no-fly zone around Kennedy Space Center shortly before the space shuttle's launch Tuesday disappeared after being forced to land, Air Force officials said.

Panel: NASA falls short on safety pointsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 18:43:00

A panel chartered to oversee NASA's return-to-flight program said Monday the agency failed to fully meet three of the 15 return-to-flight recommendations laid out after the Columbia accident.

NASA on track for July launch of space shuttle Discoveryupdated: Sat Jun 25 2005 03:55:00

NASA is a step closer to a July launch of space shuttle Discovery on the agency's maiden return-to-flight mission -- the first since Columbia broke up upon re-entry in 2003, shuttle program managers said Friday.

CNNMoney: Mixing up the family vacationupdated: Fri Mar 25 2005 11:30:00

So you're snoring bored with the same old family vacation. Jumping in the car, heading to the usual old Alabama beach or Tahoe cabin.

Shuttle commander confident in mission's safetyupdated: Thu Feb 24 2005 17:23:00

Discovery commander Eileen Collins says the next shuttle mission will set a new standard for safety.

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