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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 Discovery retiresupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 08:27:00

Space shuttle Discovery goes from the Kennedy Space Center to the Smithsonian atop a NASA jetliner.

What Space Shuttle Discovery has inspired in usupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 08:27:00

Space Shuttle Discovery started out as a way to discover what lies beyond us. Its last flight, taken earlier this week, helped to discover what now lies within us.

For 747, transporting a shuttle is no heavy burdenupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 07:14:00

It was a strange sight indeed -- one large aircraft carrying another large aircraft strapped on top. But that's exactly what skyward-looking folks in Washington saw Tuesday as Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a Boeing 747, made an inspiring pass over the capital in its final flight.

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.

Shuttle exits and with it America's dreams?updated: Tue Apr 17 2012 10:11:00

This morning, around 10 a.m., I was 10 years old again.

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.

Expectations vs. reality on the groundupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 08:09:00

CNN's John Vause interviews Ken Robinson on the war and the war-weary on the 10th anniversary of the Afghan war.

Dynamic 2011 events to shape world for years to comeupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 08:09:00

From the Arab Spring to a global economic crisis to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 2011 has been defined by historic and dynamic events that will shape the world in the years ahead.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Enjoy an "All-American Meal" with Atlantisupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 07:10:00

Talk about an out-of-this-world meal.

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.

Atlantis docks with space stationupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 11:40:00

Atlantis docked with the International Space Station Sunday morning as part of a historic mission marking the final flight 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.

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.

Final shuttle launch bittersweet at Air and Space Museumupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 17:10:00

Crowds filled the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington on Friday, as they regularly do during the summer months. This Friday, however, was different, as people lined up outside the building, waiting for the last launch in the shuttle program's 30-year history.

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.

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.

Shuttle legacy: Challengerupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 15:57:00

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes in 1986, killing the seven astronauts aboard.

Challenger astronaut's widow reflects on end of U.S. shuttle programupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 15:57:00

Days after the 1986 Challenger disaster, Lorna Onizuka's daughter approached her with a strange request.

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.

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.

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

NASA welcomed home the last crew of the space shuttle Endeavour with a ceremony at Houston's Johnson Space Center on Thursday, a day after their return from the orbiter's final flight.

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.

Giffords arrives for Endeavour launchupdated: Sun May 15 2011 16:06:00

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrived safely Sunday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where she is expected to be among half a million people gathering Monday to view the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA said.

NASA sets Endeavour launch for May 16updated: Mon May 09 2011 16:53:00

The final launch of space shuttle Endeavour is now scheduled for May 16 after a delay caused by an electrical fault, NASA said Monday.

NASA: Shuttle Endeavour launch will be no earlier than May 16updated: Sat May 07 2011 17:09:00

The launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, originally scheduled for April 29, has been delayed again, NASA said Friday.

NASA sources: Endeavour launch could be as late as May 13updated: Wed May 04 2011 20:06:00

The rescheduled launch date of the space shuttle Endeavour, whose mission was scrubbed last week due to an electrical problem, remained uncertain Wednesday, but sources told CNN the next liftoff could be as late as May 13.

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

Motherboard.tv talks to Richard Garriott, who believes space travel should be within everyone's grasp.

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.

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.

Shuttle launch delayedupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 22:59:00

CNN's John Zarrella is at the Kennedy Space Center as the shuttle launch is delayed.

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.

Rep. Giffords cleared to attend shuttle launchupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 05:41:00

Astronaut Mark Kelly visits U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords twice a day, witnessing and aiding her recovery from a devastating bullet wound suffered nearly four months ago.

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 flock to one of shuttle's last launchesupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 12:06:00

It's now become a somewhat common event, one that for most Americans is signaled by nothing more than a brief blip on the news. But a space shuttle launch is still one of mankind's most complex and massive undertakings, a carefully-primed $1.3 billion explosion that turns years of planning and construction into a spectacle that lasts only a few moments.

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

As the shuttle program nears its end, Motherboard.tv 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.

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.

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