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China sends first female astronaut to space updated: Sat Jun 16 2012 10:35:00

China made history Saturday when it launched a spacecraft sending the nation's first female astronaut in space.

China prepares for launch, names female astronautupdated: Fri Jun 15 2012 08:12:00

China will launch its historic space docking mission Saturday along with its first female astronaut in space.

Chinese female astronaut to join docking missionupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 05:35:00

China's historic spacecraft docking mission this month will involve a female astronaut, state-run Xinhua reported.

China to launch manned spacecraft in mid-Juneupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 02:27:00

China aims to get its citizens one step closer to the moon this month.

SpaceX Dragon spashes downupdated: Thu May 31 2012 18:14:00

CNN's aviation correspondent Lizzy O'Leary has the details on the splash-down of the Dragon capsule in the Pacific.

Dragon returns to Earth after 'grand slam' space missionupdated: Thu May 31 2012 18:14:00

The first commercial mission to the International Space Station ended Thursday with the SpaceX Dragon capsule splashing down after a flight the company's founder declared a "grand slam."

'New car smell' as space station crew enters Dragon capsuleupdated: Sat May 26 2012 12:53:00

"Like the smell of a brand-new car" were the words of International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit on Saturday after he carefully opened the hatch and entered the Dragon capsule for his first glimpse inside.

Private spacecraft connects with space stationupdated: Fri May 25 2012 12:26:00

A private spacecraft connected to the International Space Station on Friday, a milestone in a new era of commercial space flight.

SpaceX Dragon berths with ISSupdated: Fri May 25 2012 12:26:00

During SpaceX's berthing, an astronaut onboard the ISS said, "Houston, looks like we've caught a Dragon by the tail."

Historic launch of private rocket heralds new era updated: Wed May 23 2012 06:10:00

A new era in space exploration dawned Tuesday as a slender rocket shot into the dark Florida sky before sunrise, carrying the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station.

Crew of Soyuz docks with ISSupdated: Tue May 15 2012 01:11:00

The Soyuz crew successfully docks with the International Space Station and opens the hatch.

Discovery begins its final flightupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 10:11:00

Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA jetliner, departs Kennedy Space Center for the last time.

Buzz Lightyear that flew on space shuttle donated to Smithsonianupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 21:50:00

After thousands of trips around the Earth, Buzz Lightyear has landed at the Smithsonian.

Space junk forces astronauts into escape capsules on International Space Stationupdated: Sat Mar 24 2012 06:09:00

A piece of a debris from a Russian Cosmos satellite passed close enough to the International Space Station on Saturday that its crew was ordered into escape capsules as a precaution, NASA said.

China rockets forward in race to moonupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 21:47:00

Watch out, America. China is steadily catching up in space.

Soyuz crew heads to space stationupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 08:32:00

A Russian rocket carrying three flight engineers heads for the International Space Station.

Space station crew launches from Kazakhstanupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 08:32:00

A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, with a crew of three bound for the International Space Station.

Space Station crew can stay put despite debrisupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 07:41:00

A piece of debris hurling through space no longer presents enough of a threat to force the International Space Station crew to move, NASA said late Tuesday.

Space docking marks new milestone for China's stellar ambitionsupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 03:39:00

China's unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 successfully docked with the lab module Tiangong-1 early Thursday, another milestone in Beijing's plan to build a space station.

China launches first space docking missionupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:29:00

China's first space laboratory module launched Thursday, according to state-run media, an important milestone in China's plan to build a space station.

China's space program moving forwardupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 12:29:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon reports on China's space program and the upcoming launch of an experimental space platform.

Make China our new partner in spaceupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 04:38:00

On August 24, the launch of Progress 44P -- an unmanned Russian space freighter -- failed after the third stage of the Soyuz rocket carrying it suffered an as-yet-unknown problem. Pieces of the failed launch were recovered some 40 miles north of the Chinese-Siberian border in a wooded area.

Russia postpones new manned space station missionupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 12:16:00

The Russian space agency on Monday postponed the launch of a new manned mission to the International Space Station due to last week's accident in which an unmanned cargo craft was lost, the state news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Russia: Cargo rocket crashes in Siberiaupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 13:12:00

A Russian space freighter carrying cargo to the International Space Station has crashed in a remote area of Siberia, Russian emergency officials said Wednesday.

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.

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.

Atlantis' final landingupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 17:01:00

NASA celebrates as shuttle Atlantis returns home from its final mission.

Space is still the new frontierupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 17:01:00

Atlantis, the last space shuttle, returned to Earth on Thursday and will go to its post-retirement gig at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. After more than 30 years and 135 shuttle flights by literally hundreds of astronauts, NASA has reason to be proud.

Next space age has a business model, astronauts sayupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 18:21:00

As crew members of the last space shuttle flight hovered over Earth for the final time, they spoke with CNN Wednesday about the next frontier in space flight.

Space Shuttle Atlantis undocks from International Space Stationupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 10:21:00

For the last time in the foreseeable future, a U.S. space shuttle undocked from the International Space Station.

Space Shuttle Atlantis undocks from ISSupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 10:21:00

Space shuttle Atlantis undocks from the international space station, due back to Earth on Thursday.

30 years, 135 launches in 135 secondsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 10:19:00

In honor of the final launch of NASA's shuttle program, we've condensed video of 135 launches into 135 seconds.

Seven great reads about spaceupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 10:19:00

Before humans ever went into space, there were books about the possibility.

Atlantis mission extendedupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 07:10:00

NASA extends the space shuttle Atlantis mission by one day.

Space station crew takes final spacewalk of shuttle eraupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 11:28:00

Floating 245 miles over the Earth Tuesday, NASA engineers Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan tethered themselves to the International Space Station and paused to absorb the view.

NASA extends shuttle mission one dayupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 21:06:00

The space shuttle Atlantis will be in space for one more day than originally planned, NASA announced Monday.

Final shuttle rendezvousupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 10:40:00

Atlantis docks with the international space station. CNN's John Zarrella has more.

Debris poses no danger to station, shuttle, NASA saysupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 10:40:00

The International Space Station and space shuttle Atlantis are not in danger from an orbiting piece of debris after all, NASA said Monday.

The final shuttle missionupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 22:16:00

CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes us behind the scenes of NASA's final shuttle mission.

Atlantis docks with space station for week-long rendezvousupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 22:16:00

Atlantis docked with the International Space Station on Sunday for a week-long rendezvous, two days after blasting off on a historic flight marking the final liftoff of the U.S. shuttle program.

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on 'sentimental journey'updated: Sat Jul 09 2011 17:35:00

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday morning on the final mission of America's 30-year shuttle program, a thunderously poignant moment that drew people from around the world to watch.

Last launch for space shuttle Atlantisupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 17:35:00

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday morning, marking the last blast-off of NASA's 30-year shuttle program.

Meet the last space shuttle crewupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 11:47:00

The crew of the final shuttle mission talks about the end of the program and how each feels about the historic event.

The future of space flightupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 15:14:00

Pioneers in the field of commercial space sit down with CNN's John Zarrella to discuss what's next for space travel.

Despite the naysayers, woman goes from Trekkie to NASA engineerupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 12:23:00

Candy Torres drove nonstop for 21 hours to see the launch of space shuttle Challenger in June 1983. She had seen shuttle launches before, but this trip from Princeton, New Jersey, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, was different: Sally Ride was about to become the first female U.S. astronaut to leave the Earth's atmosphere.

After last shuttle flight, NASA will focus on 'deep space'updated: Wed Jul 06 2011 08:30:00

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says that human space flight for America will not end with the retirement of the shuttle program. Instead, the space agency plans to refocus its efforts from lower-orbit vehicles to deeper space probes.

The next step for NASAupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 08:30:00

With the end of the shuttle program, NASA is transitioning to deep space exploration. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

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.

Private companies hold the key to space travel's futureupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 11:18:00

There are no roller coasters near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. No Ferris wheels, either.

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.

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.

Astronauts discuss final shuttle launchupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 05:51:00

The astronauts from shuttle Atlantis answer questions regarding NASA's final mission.

NASA: July 8 selected for space shuttle program's last blastupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 05:51:00

July 8 will mark the start of the final space shuttle mission and the end of an era, NASA announced Tuesday.

Endeavour crew welcomed in Houstonupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 05:31:00

The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour is welcomed home at Houston's Johnson Space Center.

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 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 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.

Mark Kelly: No regretsupdated: Tue May 31 2011 10:21:00

Astronaut Mark Kelly talks about his decision to carry out his mission on shuttle Endeavour.

Shuttle Endeavour leaves International Space Station for last timeupdated: Tue May 31 2011 10:21:00

The space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station for the last time late Sunday, as the craft nears the end of its final mission.

NASA plans capsule to take humans into deep spaceupdated: Tue May 24 2011 22:10:00

NASA plans a return to yesteryear by developing a space capsule that will carry humans into deep space, it announced Tuesday.

Endeavour astronauts walk in space, will chat with students laterupdated: Sun May 22 2011 12:08:00

A spacewalk of more than eight hours -- the sixth-longest in history -- was successfully completed Sunday morning, the second of four spacewalks of the space shuttle Endeavour mission, NASA said.

Spacewalk cut shortupdated: Sun May 22 2011 12:08:00

NASA officials describe a malfunction in mission specialist Greg Chamitoff's suit during Endeavour's first shceduled spacewalk.

NASA schedules final space shuttle missionupdated: Fri May 20 2011 13:24:00

Thirty years after the space shuttle program began, the final space shuttle flight is slated to take place on July 8, NASA said Friday.

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.

Wounded congresswoman celebrates Endeavour's final voyageupdated: Mon May 16 2011 12:45:00

The Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head just four months ago sat comfortably Monday morning, watching and cheering as the space shuttle Endeavour, with her husband aboard, took off on its final voyage.

Farewell, my space shuttleupdated: Mon May 16 2011 06:29:00

When space shuttle Endeavour blasts off Monday on its final journey, I'll be thinking about the shuttle's three remarkable decades of service.

NASA: Shuttle Endeavour 'good to go' for Monday launchupdated: Sun May 15 2011 20:35:00

Thanks to positive results on all pre-flight checks, NASA officials on Saturday unanimously gave the go-ahead for the Monday launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Video game pioneer crusades for private space travelupdated: Wed May 04 2011 11:39:00

Video game pioneer Richard Garriott resides in a castle-like mansion outside of Austin, Texas, that would be the fantasy dwelling for any grown-up kid. But his favorite place to live is a five-bedroom fixer-upper some 250 miles up.

Video game pioneer turned space crusaderupdated: Wed May 04 2011 11:39:00 talks to Richard Garriott, who believes space travel should be within everyone's grasp.

NASA: Endeavour's earliest launch will be May 10updated: Mon May 02 2011 20:17:00

The final launch of space shuttle Endeavour, originally set for Friday and then delayed until Monday, now will not occur before May 10 at 11:21 a.m., officials said.

NASA: Endeavour's earliest launch will be end of weekupdated: Sun May 01 2011 16:45:00

A plan to launch the space shuttle Endeavour on Monday has been scrubbed, and a new launch likely will not come before the end of the week at the earliest, officials said Sunday.

Obama tours Alabama and visits KSCupdated: Sun May 01 2011 16:45:00

President Obama tours the devastation from this week's tornadoes in Alabama, and then travels to Cape Canaveral.

Space shuttle Endeavour launch delayedupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 22:39:00

The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavour has been delayed to check the shuttle's heaters, NASA says.

Final space shuttle Endeavour flight delayedupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 22:39:00

The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was delayed Friday, temporarily putting off what promised to be an emotional moment for the mission's commander.

Astronauts unsure where they go nextupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 22:31:00

For Mark Kelly, commander of space shuttle Endeavour, there was good news leading up to the launch.

Space shuttle: What have we learned?updated: Fri Apr 29 2011 15:08:00

When the space shuttle Endeavour blasts off, it will mark the orbiter's last voyage and the second-to-last mission in the 30-year-long space shuttle program.

Final launch of space shuttle Endeavour delayedupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 14:32:00

The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was delayed Friday, temporarily putting off what promised to be an emotional moment for mission's commander.

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.

Gabrielle Giffords boards planeupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 11:39:00

Gabrielle Giffords has boarded a flight at Ellington Field in Houston and is awaiting departure to Kennedy Space Center.

Astronauts ponder future as shuttle program winds downupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 11:39:00

For Space Shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly, there was wonderful news leading up to the launch. His wife, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is there to watch the lift off.

Endeavour's first commander reflects on shuttle's final missionupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 10:32:00

As Space Shuttle Endeavour gears up for its 25th and final mission, its first commander is nostalgic but hopeful about the prospects of space exploration.

As Shuttle program ends, astronauts want to keep flyingupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 14:39:00

For the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour, Mark Kelly, there was good, no, wonderful news, leading up to the launch. His wife, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is there to watch less than four months after a bullet tore through her head and nearly took her life.

NASA, Houston has a problemupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 07:15:00

Now that the space shuttle program is ending, no other place in the world deserves a retired shuttle more than Houston, Texas. Put simply, this decision should be a no-brainer.

New homes for NASA space shuttlesupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 07:15:00

As NASA retires the space shuttle program after 30 years, the orbiters find new homes. Samantha Hayes reports.

Texas lawmakers introduce bill to bring space shuttle to Houstonupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 19:07:00

Two Texas lawmakers, upset that Houston was not picked as one of the retirement homes for NASA's space shuttles, introduced legislation Friday that would bring the Discovery shuttle to the city for 15 years.

Texas lawmakers: NASA, we have a problemupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 06:07:00

Texas lawmakers are demanding to know why the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston was not chosen to be a permanent home of a retired space shuttle.

Die-hard space fans tailgate for launchupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 12:06:00

As the shuttle program nears its end, meets some die-hard junkies whose awe of space is alive and well.

NASA announces new homes for retiring space shuttlesupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 09:49:00

NASA announced Tuesday the new retirement homes for the four remaining space shuttles -- three historic orbiters and the program's test vehicle.

States bid for space shuttle orbiterupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 09:11:00

Museums around the country are trying to get their hands on a space shuttle orbiter. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Gagarin's first space trip celebrated 50 years onupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 07:56:00

Fifty years after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's Vostok spacecraft blasted off from the steppes of Soviet Kazakhstan and into the history books, the epic flight of the first human in space was being celebrated Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Giffords planning to attend husband's shuttle launchupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 17:05:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, recovering from being shot in the head in a January assassination attempt, is planning to attend the April 29 launch of space shuttle Endeavour that will be commanded by her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, her spokeswoman said Friday.

NASA: Space junk no threat to ISS crewupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 17:24:00

NASA says a piece of space junk won't pose a threat to the space station crew. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

Close inspections of space shuttle set to beginupdated: Sat Apr 02 2011 10:28:00

NASA engineers will begin detailed inspections of space shuttle Endeavour Saturday, two days after thunderstorms, hail and a lightning strike near the launch pad caused minor damage to the spacecraft.

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.

One more time: NASA sets contest for final Endeavour wake-up callupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 21:26:00

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