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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NASA finds no shuttle damage after two lightning strikesupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 18:48:00

Early data shows space shuttle Atlantis, poised for launch Friday, escaped damage from two lightning strikes Thursday afternoon, NASA said.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cities, space centers, museums want to be shuttles' final landing spotupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 09:11:00

Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space -- the date was April 12, 1961. Twenty years later on April 12, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen got on board the space shuttle Columbia, a craft that looked more like a plane that a rocket ship. It launched an entirely new era in space flight.

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.

'Skylon' space plane aims to fill void left by Discoveryupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 06:47:00

NASA's space shuttle Discovery has completed its final mission, with Endeavour and Atlantis following it into retirement later this year.

CNN Exclusive: NASA chief looks to commercial crafts for space stationupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 13:00:00

The space shuttle program should have come to an end a long time ago, NASA administrator Charles Bolden told CNN in an exclusive interview Wednesday.

NASA Chief: US didn't properly planupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 13:00:00

In a CNN exclusive, NASA Chief Charlie Bolden says the U.S. didn't properly plan to have a vehicle to replace Discovery.

Discovery's final flight scheduled for Thursdayupdated: Thu Feb 24 2011 06:01:00

Space shuttle Discovery is set to launch Thursday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its final flight, ending nearly three decades of space travel.

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 Atlantis safely docksupdated: Sun May 16 2010 11:59:00

Space shuttle Atlantis docks with the international space station after NASA declared space debris wouldn't be an issue.

Shuttle Atlantis docks with space stationupdated: Sun May 16 2010 11:59:00

The space shuttle Atlantis docked at the international space station on Sunday morning after officials decided there would be no need to perform a maneuver to avoid a piece of debris.

Space shuttle lifts off Fridayupdated: Fri May 14 2010 16:05:00

The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday afternoon on its final planned mission.

Hubble and the space shuttle in IMAX 3-Dupdated: Fri Mar 19 2010 10:15:00

There's one word astronaut Michael Massimino uses over and over to describe the view from the Hubble Space Telescope: "Beautiful."

A sneak peek of 'Hubble 3D'updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 10:15:00

IMAX explores the legacy of the Hubble Space Telescope and its impact on our views about the universe.

Atlantis makes safe landingupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 12:47:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis safely lands after completing an 11-day mission to the International Space Station.

Atlantis crew returns home safelyupdated: Fri Nov 27 2009 12:47:00

The space shuttle Atlantis glided to a picture-perfect landing Friday morning under bright, sunny skies at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

False alarms prompt space station scareupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 13:45:00

Astronauts aboard the international space station and space shuttle Atlantis woke up to a worrying sound -- alarms indicating a fire and dangerous loss of pressure, NASA said Friday.

This Week in iReport: Shuttle launch and an early Christmasupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 18:10:00

This week in iReport, we received a lot of compelling content. iReporters captured images of the shuttle Atlantis roaring into space. An iReporter shared a beautiful story of how one town is giving a dying boy a Christmas wish. We've also got lots of footage of "New Moon" fans excited for the big premiere. We've got all this and more in this week's video wrap-up.

This Week in iReportupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 18:10:00

Team iReport talks about a shuttle launch, a town giving a dying boy a Christmas wish and "New Moon" madness.

Apps of the Week: To infinity, and beyond!updated: Wed Nov 18 2009 11:34:00

Space Shuttle Atlantis has blasted off, on its way to the international space station. The annual Leonid meteor shower peaked Tuesday. And NASA just found water on the moon.

Atlantis lifts offupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 11:11:00

NASA's Atlantis shuttle blasts off on its latest mission, hauling spare parts to prolong the international space station's life.

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 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 puts off shuttle landing until Saturdayupdated: Fri May 22 2009 11:44:00

NASA officials have postponed the landing of space shuttle Atlantis until Saturday because of weather concerns.

Upgraded Hubble flies solo againupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:53:00

The Hubble Space Telescope was released into orbit Tuesday.

Atlantis hooks the Hubbleupdated: Tue May 19 2009 21:53:00

John Zarrella reports repairs are next after astronauts on board shuttle Atlantis successfully snag the Hubble telescope.

Astronauts complete last Hubble spacewalkupdated: Mon May 18 2009 16:13:00

The space shuttle Atlantis crew on Monday afternoon completed its final spacewalk to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, according to NASA.

First spacewalk to fix Hubble ends after long dayupdated: Thu May 14 2009 19:20:00

The space shuttle Atlantis crew completed its first spacewalk to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, a daylong act of grueling labor that featured the replacement and installation of key instruments.

'Dings' on Atlantisupdated: Wed May 13 2009 14:40:00

NASA video shows four tiles on the right side of the space shuttle Atlantis that have dings in them.

Space shuttle collects, cradles Hubbleupdated: Wed May 13 2009 14:40:00

The space shuttle Atlantis captured the Hubble Space Telescope with its robotic arm Wednesday, paving the way for astronauts to begin repairing the orbiting observatory.

Space shuttle suffered 'minor' damage at launchupdated: Tue May 12 2009 18:55:00

A survey of space shuttle Atlantis' outer body has revealed that four tiles on the right side have "some dings" in them, the flight director said Tuesday.

Rescue shuttle readyupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:22:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports NASA ready with rescue shuttle if Atlantis and crew in trouble.

Astronauts ready for rescue mission they hope never happensupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:22:00

With space shuttle Atlantis on its way to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope, that leaves one shuttle, Endeavour, at the ready on the other launch pad here.

Final visit to space telescopeupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:20:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports astronauts ready to perform final high wire repair to a famous telescope.

Shuttle blasts off for final Hubble fixupdated: Mon May 11 2009 16:20:00

The space shuttle Atlantis blasted off successfully Monday afternoon on NASA's fifth and final repair visit to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Shuttle Atlantis ready for liftoffupdated: Mon May 11 2009 07:54:00

Final preparations are under way for Monday's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center in Florida in a repair mission for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Shuttle Atlantis might begin Hubble mission one day earlierupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 14:20:00

The U.S. space agency might try to launch space shuttle Atlantis on May 11, a day earlier than scheduled, administrators announced Thursday in Houston.

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.

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.

Mission to fix Hubble Telescope postponedupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 09:14:00

NASA's plans to fly a fifth and final space shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope have suffered another set-back.

Time.com: NASA Delays Hubble Mission by Five Days, Ike Blamedupdated: Wed Sep 24 2008 15:00:00

NASA is delaying next month's shuttle launch to the Hubble Space Telescope because of problems stemming from Hurricane Ike and replacement parts for the observatory

Time.com: NASA Moves Atlantis to Launch Padupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 20:00:00

NASA moved shuttle Atlantis to the launch pad on Thursday for a flight next month to the Hubble Space Telescope after being waylaid by a pair of tropical storms

Time.com: Space Shuttle Crew Back on Earthupdated: Sat Jun 14 2008 14:00:00

The space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth on Saturday

Shuttle homecomingupdated: Sat Jun 14 2008 13:08:00

CNN Miles O'Brien walks us through the landing of Shuttle Discovery.

View of Earth aboard Atlantisupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 15:00:00

It's the second day for crews aboard space shuttle Atlantis as they head towards 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.

Atlantis undocksupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 09:17:00

The Space Shuttle Atlantis undocks from the international space station as it prepares to return to Earth.

Astronauts start spacewalkupdated: Wed Feb 13 2008 17:26:00

Shuttle Atlantis astronauts perform the first spacewalk of their mission, using a robotic arm to remove a lab module.

NASA examines shuttle; illness prompts spacewalk delayupdated: Sat Feb 09 2008 19:18:00

NASA engineers are assessing two small areas on the space shuttle Atlantis that may have received some damage during Thursday's launch and ascent, officials said Saturday.

Atlantis takes flightupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 10:01:00

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off for a mission to International Space Station.

Spacewalk to fix ISSupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 09:30:00

Astronauts work to repair two defective mechanisms hampering power generation at the International Space Station.

NASA delays launchupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 11:49:00

Malfunctioning engine cut-off sensors frustrate NASA mission managers and cause shuttle launch delay.

On-the-fritz sensor grounds Atlantis until next yearupdated: Sun Dec 09 2007 21:33:00

NASA scrubbed space shuttle Atlantis' planned Sunday launch after a cut-off sensor designed to gauge the fuel level of the external liquid hydrogen tank failed another test, a space agency spokesman said.

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.

Atlantis missionupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 21:18:00

ISS Flight Director Sally Davis talks about Thursday's planned launch of space shuttle Atlantis.

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