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4 years 3 months ago

Astronauts ready, big crowd awaits launch

The biggest launch-day crowd in years is anxiously awaiting the last planned liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis. Only two missions are left after this one as NASA retires the shuttle fleet. More than 40,000 guests have descended on Kennedy Space Center. VIPs on the list include Defense Secretary Robert...

4 years 4 months ago

Shuttle Discovery, crew of 7 back on Earth

Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth. The shuttle and its seven astronauts landed at Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday morning. Their arrival was delayed by rain that popped up right before daybreak. But the sky cleared and Mission Control was able to bring Discovery home. Rain...

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