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3 years 5 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...

3 years 11 months ago

CU-Boulder chosen as partner in new space center

The University of Colorado is one of eight universities and other institutions chosen to be part of a new center focusing on commercial space travel, launch operations and space commerce. The Federal Aviation Administration Thursday announced the selection of CU-Boulder to participate in the Center of Excellence for Commercial...

4 years 2 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 2 months ago

Atlantis to launch for final time Friday

NASA is counting down to the final launch of space shuttle Atlantis. Atlantis is set to blast off Friday afternoon on its last trip to the International Space Station. The countdown clocks began ticking Tuesday. Forecasters put the odds of good launch weather at 70 percent. The six astronauts...

4 years 5 months ago

Shuttle blasts off

Space shuttle Endeavour is rocketing toward the space station on one of the shuttle program's last scheduled missions. Endeavour and its crew of six blasted off early Monday. The pre-dawn launch was the last one in darkness if the rest of the shuttle schedule holds. Only four more shuttle flights...

4 years 5 months ago

Low clouds scrubs launch

Clouds have delayed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour. NASA called everything off early this morning, with just 9 minutes left in the countdown. The band of low clouds started moving into the area late yesterday and forced the delay. Launch managers said they would try again tomorrow. Slightly better...

4 years 5 months ago

Space shuttle Endeavour cleared for Sunday launch

Space shuttle Endeavour has the green light for launch tomorrow and an improving weather forecast to go with it. The last scheduled night launch comes as workers face uncertainty after a space policy shake-up by the Obama administration. On Monday, President Barack Obama ditched the back-to-the-moon program of the previous...

4 years 8 months ago

Astronauts inspect space shuttle for damage

Astronauts aboard the shuttle Atlantis have begun a close inspection of the craft's thermal shield, checking for any possible damage during yesterday's launch. They're using a 100-foot, laser-tipped inspection boom, which was first focused on Atlantis' right wing. The job is expected to last into the afternoon. NASA officials say...

4 years 10 months ago

Up, Up and Away

After too much fog on Saturday, the 33rd Annual Colorado Balloon Classic at Memorial Park launched dozens of balloons Sunday morning. The mass ascension was delayed about an hour as balloon of all shapes and sizes launched at around 8:00 a.m. The weather looked a lot like yesterday, but...

4 years 10 months ago

Balloon Launch Cancelled

The 33rd Annual Colorado Balloon Classic got "fogged" out Saturday morning. Organizers had to cancel the mass launch due to foggy conditions. Many of the balloons were cleared by the FAA to inflate and tether. Saturday night's Balloon Glow activities begin at 4:00 pm with the Glow beginning at...

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