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Space Shuttle Atlantis

Astronauts' Most Daring Spacewalks

The Huffington Post | Annemarie Dooling | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

Wearing a 300-pound suit, blasting off the face of the planet and working in zero-gravity is all just another day at work for the brave men and women ...

Ready For Take-Off: Scenes From The Last Space Shuttle Launch

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on July 8 at approximately 11:26 ET . This...

NASA's 30-Year Space Program In Photos

Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

The launch of the space shuttle Atlantis marks the final flight of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. During the past several decades, NASA's sp...

Space Shuttle Blasts Off For The Last Time

AP | Marcia Dunn | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA's final four shuttle astronauts boarded Atlantis for liftoff Friday on the last flight of the 30-year program, even as po...

Watch: Atlantis - The Last Shuttle Flight

Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

Astronauts, Astronomers and others connected with the shuttle program reflect on its successes and failures, ahead of the final shuttle launch on Frid...

WATCH LIVE: Space Shuttle Prepares For Final Flight

Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Atlantis successfully completed its launch. The AP reports, "Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit Friday on NASA's last space s...

Where To Watch The Shuttle Launch LIVE

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Space Shuttle Atlantis successfully completed its final blastoff on Friday. Click here to see photos and video from the launch. --- PREV...

The Most Historic Images Of Space Shuttle Atlantis

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

On the morning of July 8, 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on its 33rd and final mission, also the last mission ...

NASA's Secret Beach House: Where Astronauts Relax Before Launch

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Before blasting off into space, the astronauts of the last Space Shuttle mission will spend their final hours of free time in a private beach house ab...

Storms May Stall NASA's Last Shuttle Launch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The weather isn't cutting NASA any breaks, not even for the last space shuttle launch set for Friday. Bad weather is exp...

NASA Administrator Breaks Down Over Those Lost in Space

Mike Smith | Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology
Mike Smith

NASA administrator and astronaut Charles F. Bolden was teary-eyed when he spoke of the final Atlantis space shuttle launch this week. But his tears were not for the end of a 30-year era.

Meet The Last Space Shuttle Crew

Posted 09.02.2011 | Technology

MARCIA DUNN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- America's longest space-flying streak ends this week with the smallest crew in decades ...

Can I Come? Final Shuttle Crew Besieged For Favors

Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology

(MARCIA DUNN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) HOUSTON -- The four astronauts assigned to NASA's last space shuttle flight can't seem to escape all the fuss an...

NASA Sets Date For Last-Ever Shuttle Launch

Posted 08.29.2011 | Technology

(MARCIA DUNN, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The last space shuttle launch ever is set for July 8. NASA managers met at Kennedy Sp...

What's Next For Space Shuttles?

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.14.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- As the space shuttle program winds down, questions are flying about what's happening and why. The launch countdown began Friday for the ...

Spaced Out New Yorkers Want Shuttle For Intrepid

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you saw astronauts on the subway, don't worry, it's not NASA cutting costs. New York space buffs donned space suits to rally for the Intrepid Sea-...

Atlantis Space Shuttle Launches On FINAL Journey To Space (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post/AP | Marcia Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See photos below* CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An experienced crew of astronauts boarded space shuttle Atlantis on Friday for its final journey, a delive...

Space Shuttle Atlantis To Launch On Friday

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With good weather expected, NASA was optimistic as it headed toward Friday's launch of space shuttle Atlantis on its fina...

4000 Worms Take To The Thermosphere

Telegraph | Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Scientists are transporting 4,000 microscopic worms found in a rubbish tip in Bristol to the live on the International Space Station to see how zero g...

Space Shuttle Launch WATCH LIVE: Atlantis Readies For Liftoff (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

**Scroll down for photos, video** CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Atlantis rocketed into orbit Monday with six astronauts and a full load of...

Space Shuttle Atlantis: Amazing Images From Space Mission (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The space shuttle Atlantis and its astronauts returned safely to Earth after a seven-day mission resupplying the International Space Station. They ...

Space Shuttle Launch: Chicago Surgeon To Operate On Space Station's Robotic Arms

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The nation's space program is calling on a Chicago surgeon to fix faulty robotic arms on the international space station, Monifa Thomas of the Chicago...

Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch: AWESOME VIDEO From Multiple Points of View

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned to Earth safely on Friday after a successful mission resupplying the International Space Stat...

Atlantis, crew land in Calif. after Hubble mission

AP | JOHN ANTCZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Space shuttle Atlantis and its seven astronauts returned safely to Earth on Sunday, detouring from stormy Flori...

Space Shuttle Atlantis Launches Successfully

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After two months of delay, shuttle Atlantis blasted into orbit Thursday with Europe's gift to the international space station, a $2 billion science l...