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2 years 6 months ago

Discovery Shuttle on its way to Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's oldest and most traveled space shuttle, Discovery, is being flown to a new life as a museum relic. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak Tuesday aboard a modified jumbo jet. It's bound for Washington, where it will be a Smithsonian exhibit. The...

3 years 5 months ago

Hummingbird Festival on tap this weekend

This weekend the Starsmore Discovery Center in North Cheyenne Cañon Park will host the 18th Annual Hummingbird Festival. The event will be on Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to welcome the springtime return of the hummingbird. Each autumn the hummingbirds of the Pikes Peak...

3 years 8 months ago

One last time for Discovery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's countdown clocks are ticking again for space shuttle Discovery's final launch. Discovery is supposed to blast off Thursday afternoon to the International Space Station. The flight should have taken place four months ago. But the countdown was halted in the final hours by a...

4 years 2 months ago

Fun for Kids: Art Lessons

Kids bored? The Starsmore Discovery Center is offering Children's Art Lessons Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Art professional, teacher and exceptionally talented painter Dave Koller will be in the Starsmore gardens to lead a watercolor painting lesson on for kids 9 -15 years old....

4 years 6 months ago

Rain, overcast sky delays space shuttle's return

Cloudy weather in Florida will keep space shuttle Discovery in orbit an extra day. Mission Control decided to skip both landing opportunities Monday morning. The next attempt to bring Discovery and its seven astronauts home will come shortly after sunrise Tuesday. On Monday, the sky cleared somewhat as the morning...

4 years 6 months ago

Tweets in space!

It appears that social networking reaches even into space. This morning, before suiting up and stepping onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA Astronauts "tweeted" about their experience. Prior to the launch, mission specialist Clay Anderson wrote, "This might be last ground Tweet before launch...have to pack and ready for suit...

4 years 6 months ago

Starsmore announces hours

Starsmore Discovery Center on the westside of Colorado Springs will open its doors for the season on Saturday, April 3. Hours are as follows: April 3 - June 4 Tuesdays - Fridays: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June...

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