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Space Shuttle Atlantis

Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction lifts off in Florida (PHOTOS)

Visit Florida | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL - Col. Robert "Bob" Springer remembers the day he received "the call" in May 1980. He was a pilot giving a base tour to a three-star ...

PHOTOS: The Upsides To Cruising From Central Florida

Stewart Chiron | Posted 12.17.2012 | Travel
Stewart Chiron

My excitement level to see Atlantis, up close and personal, ranked up there with my anticipation to see the Pyramids in Egypt for the first time. It took my breath away as I first saw her nose and then body from the second floor of the Orbiter Processing Facility.

Space Shuttle: On the Anniversary of the Last-Ever Mission (PHOTOS)

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.07.2012 | Science
Anna Leahy

Sunday, July 8, 2012, marks the first anniversary of the last launch of the Space Shuttle Program. Atlantis lifted off LC-39A at 11:29:03 after a very brief delay and began STS-135, the last mission in the three-decade-long program.

Former NASA Astronaut Dies In Water Scooter Crash

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 07.03.2012 | Science

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A former NASA astronaut who commanded space shuttle Discovery's second-to-last mission died after a water scooter crash involving his...

You Never Know

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.19.2011 | Technology
Zoe P. Strassfield

Now there was another period of silence, long minutes as the shuttle's main engines continued to burn to take it into orbit. The bright curvature of the Earth against the darkness of space was visible.

Bianca Bosker

WATCH: NASA Astronaut Explains Why We Should Send Humans To Mars | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.17.2011 | Technology

As NASA shutters its space shuttle program and abandons its plans to return to the moon, why has the agency embarked on an ambitious new plan to send ...

Throttle Up

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

At two minutes to launch (T-minus-two) everyone started cheering and clapping. Atlantis was really going to go!

Graduating All Over Again

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.14.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Events of July 8, 2011 Online, I see a lot of "You know you're a 1990s kid if..." jokes, and, since I am a 1990s kid, a lot of them make me smile, be...

Three Private Companies Building Space Shuttle Replacements

Jeff Reeves | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Jeff Reeves

As the space shuttle Atlantis returns to earth this week and closes the curtains on two decades of NASA's shuttle program, privatized space flight may provide a similar opportunity for innovation - and investors.

Best NASA-Inspired Movies

Posted 09.20.2011 | Entertainment

Well, the days of the space shuttle are at an end. But you know what, we had a good run. Truth be told, we had way more fun with the idea of space...

AP Science Reporter Answers Your Questions Live

Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

Space shuttle Atlantis landed early Thursday morning at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. The touchdown marks not only the end of Atlantis' final fl...

Historic Photos From NASA's Last Space Shuttle Landing

Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

(AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) HOUSTON -- Applause erupted at NASA's Mission Control in Houston when the last space shuttle landed - but it wasn't from the ...

End Of An Era: Space Shuttle Makes Historic Final Landing

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.20.2011 | Technology

See video of Atlantis' landing below. Click here for photos of the touchdown. (AP, By MARCIA DUNN) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Atlantis and four astronau...

Farewell, Space!

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The last space shuttle is headed home. Atlantis left the International Space Station on Tuesday and slipped away after a...

Last Space Shuttle Crew Bids Historic Goodbye To Space Station

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts on NASA's final shuttle voyage floated out of the International Space Station for the last time Monday, le...

Last Space Shuttle Crew Almost Done Packing Up

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.16.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The astronauts making NASA's last shuttle flight gave up their off-duty time Sunday and finished packing up their giganti...

Emergency Alarm Wakes Space Shuttle Astronauts To Computer Failure

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.15.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The pilots on NASA's last space shuttle flight fixed another one of their main computers Friday after it failed and set off an...

NASA Captures Amazing View Of Southern Lights From Space Station

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 09.15.2011 | Technology

At first glance this looks like your average NASA photo from the International Space Station. There's some solar panels, a nice view of shuttle Atl...

Space Shuttle Astronauts Enjoy Some Time Off, Eat Hostess Apple Pie

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After getting a little free time Thursday, the last space shuttle crew was woken up to deal with a second computer failur...

Reflections On Outer Space And Our Inner Soul

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 09.11.2011 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Our exploration of space has allowed us, for the first time, to see our planet as a whole in its dazzling beauty, without the man-made borders for which so much blood was shed.

Shuttle Astronauts Get Busy With Space Station Stockpiling

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.10.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The International Space Station got a year's worth of groceries in a giant shopping cart Monday, courtesy of the astronau...

PHOTOS: Space Shuttle Launch Seen From An Airplane

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

The most memorable part of Ryan Graff's high school graduation trip to Miami might be the flight to Fort Lauderdale. As he and his mom were flying ...

Thel Shuttle Launch: Witnessing the Last Trip to the Final Frontier | Paul Brady | Posted 09.07.2011 | Travel


The 11 Most Memorable Space Shuttle Program Moments

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

From the space shuttle Columbia's first launch to the infamous Challenger explosion, three decades of American space exploration have produced some of...


Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

(MARCIA DUNN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit Friday on NASA's last space shuttl...