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Space shuttle Enterprise makes final landingupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 17:31:00

The space shuttle Enterprise made its final descent Wednesday, landing at its new home at New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

Space shuttle Enterprise flies againupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 18:49:00

The space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 jumbo jet, swooped across the New York City skyline on Friday before touching down at the city's John F. Kennedy International Airport, bringing an end to its final flight.

Shuttle Enterprise's final journeyupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 18:49:00

Space shuttle Enterprise flies past the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks on the way to its new home at the Intrepid.

Space shuttle Columbia part found in east Texasupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 17:46:00

The recent drought has ruined millions of acres of farmland in Texas, turning lakes into mud puddles, but in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches, authorities say, the drought may have done something good: Unearthed a piece of the space shuttle Columbia.

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.

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 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.

Memories of first shuttle flightupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 17:33:00

Astronaut Robert Crippen on flying the first shuttle mission, and what it's like to see the program come to an end.

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.

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.

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.

Soyuz spacecraft returns to Earthupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 00:56:00

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew members from the International Space Station lands in Kazakhstan Friday.

Space station crew members landupdated: Sat Nov 27 2010 00:56:00

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew members from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan Friday morning, the U.S. space agency NASA said.

Why we hate PowerPoints -- and how to fix themupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 11:11:00

A few weeks ago Col. Lawrence Sellin, a Special Forces officer stationed in Afghanistan, fell victim to a particularly modern hazard of war: PowerPoint fatigue.

Russian-U.S. space crew headed back to Earth after delayupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 01:25:00

Two cosmonauts and an American astronaut were on their way back to Earth from the International Space Station Saturday morning after engineers used jumper cables to fix a glitch that delayed their departure, NASA said.

Behind the scenes: The amazing folks cleaning up the Gulfupdated: Sat Jul 24 2010 06:19:00

I've field produced my fair share of disasters and the one thing that always amazes me is the number of people who come together to help their neighbors, their communities, their fellow man. This oil spill is no different.

Intriguing people for February 1, 2010updated: Mon Feb 01 2010 15:50:00

Sen. Bill Nelson President Obama on Monday unveiled his annual budget for fiscal year 2011. Obama is proposing to cancel the Constellation Program that President Bush launched in 2004. Such a move would make it impossible to return to the moon in the next 10 years, although it would extend the mission of the international space station to 2020. There are also incentives for private companies to provide rides for astronauts.

Meet the astronaut mom!updated: Tue Nov 17 2009 16:51:00

We're behind the scenes with astronaut Cady Coleman as she spends time with her son and trains in Russia.

Meet 'Cady' Coleman, astronaut momupdated: Tue Nov 17 2009 16:51:00

At her home in this woodsy town east of the Berkshires, Catherine "Cady" Coleman often steps outside with her husband and son to peer at the night sky.

It's time to aim for Marsupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 07:44:00

Editor's note: Buzz Aldrin, whose new book is "Magnificent Desolation," was one of the two American astronauts who were the first people to set foot on the moon. Aldrin says a mission to colonize Mars would restore a sense of adventure and excitement to space travel.

Israel pilot, son of space shuttle Columbia crewman, dies in crashupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 15:05:00

An Israel air force pilot, the son of an astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 2003, was killed Sunday in an F-16 fighter jet crash, Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

Astronaut Armstrong recalls moon landingupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 03:37:00

The first man on the moon marked the 40th anniversary of his historic achievement with characteristic understatement Monday, calling the program that put him on the lunar surface "a good thing to do."

Commentary: Let's aim for Marsupdated: Wed Jun 24 2009 10:23:00

Four decades have passed since the summer of 1969, when Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and I flew America's first lunar landing mission.

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.

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.

NASA faults equipment in Columbia shuttle disasterupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 09:27:00

A NASA report on the last minutes of Space Shuttle Columbia cited problems with the crew's helmets, spacesuits and restraints, which resulted in "lethal trauma" to the seven astronauts aboard.

Columbia's final momentsupdated: Wed Dec 31 2008 09:27:00

CNN's John Zarrella reports on NASA's inquiry into the Columbia shuttle tragedy.

Endeavour docks with space stationupdated: Sun Nov 16 2008 21:52:00

The international space station's three crew members Sunday welcomed aboard space shuttle Endeavour's seven astronauts, who arrived to help install more living areas and upgrade amenities.

Shuttle docks with ISSupdated: Sun Nov 16 2008 21:52:00

CNN's Miles O'Brien reports on space shuttle Endeavour docking with the International Space Station.

NASA keeps eye on two shuttle problemsupdated: Sat Nov 15 2008 20:06:00

NASA said Saturday that the day-old mission of space shuttle Endeavour, which is carrying seven astronauts to the international space station, is going smoothly despite problems with a lost thermal blanket and a malfunctioning antenna.

Time.com: Astronaut's Diary Goes on Display in Jerusalemupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 12:00:00

Pages from an Israeli astronaut's diary that survived the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia and a 37-mile fall to earth are going on display this weekend for the first time in Jerusalem

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.

Time.com: Columbia Shuttle Data Recoveredupdated: Fri May 09 2008 20:00:00

During Columbia's fateful mission, the disk drive had been used to store data from a scientific experiment on the properties of liquid xenon

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.

Shuttle astronaut takes a walkupdated: Fri Mar 21 2008 05:39:00

Amazing pictures of the fourth spacewalk of the STS-123 mission.

Shuttle lights up night skyupdated: Thu Mar 13 2008 22:03:00

In a rare night launch, the shuttle Endeavour and its crew take off to on a mission to the international space station.

CNN Student News One-Sheet: Space Shuttle Factsupdated: Tue Mar 11 2008 22:10:00

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

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.

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.

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

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

Discovery safely back homeupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 15:10:00

Space Shuttle Discovery successfully returns home after its mission to the International Space Station.

Endeavour comes homeupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:37:00

Endeavour comes home

No tile repair for shuttleupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 03:54:00

No tile repair for shuttle

Astronauts '100 percent' behind skipping repairsupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 03:54:00

The two pilots who will guide shuttle Endeavour back to Earth next week said Friday they are "absolutely 100 percent" behind NASA's decision to skip repairs to the deep gouge on their spaceship's belly.

Shuttle lands safely in Floridaupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 01:30:00

The space shuttle Endeavour came home a day early on Tuesday after NASA decided to cut short its mission in case Hurricane Dean shut down Johnson Space Center, which directs the shuttle's re-entry and landing.

Time.com: Why NASA Won't Repair Endeavourupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 18:00:00

The ghosts of Challenger and Columbia notwithstanding, NASA's top mission manager decides the gouged shuttle Endeavour can withstand re-entry without repair

Time.com: Astronauts Studying Repair Methodsupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 17:55:00

Endeavour's astronauts ran through never-before-attempted repair methods Thursday in case they had to go out and patch a deep gouge in the space shuttle's belly

Time.com: Will NASA's Reforms Fix Endeavour?updated: Tue Aug 14 2007 21:25:00

Repairing the gouged shuttle is going to take more than technology: it must reflect a transformed bureaucracy

Time.com: What Now, Endeavour?updated: Mon Aug 13 2007 15:00:00

Two days after liftoff, a gouge is discovered on the underside of the space shuttle. Whether or not it needs fixing, it's already re-ignited safety concerns

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