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Space Shuttle Launch

Shuttle Endeavour Launch Could Face More Delays

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.04.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA says a switch box removed from space shuttle Endeavour has a blown circuit. The repair work is taking longer than expect...

Delayed Again

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.01.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Space shuttle Endeavour's final launch is off until at least the end of the week because technicians need to replace a switch ...

Space Shuttle Launch Delayed

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology

NASA has delayed the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour, which was scheduled for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday. The holdup is apparently due to concerns o...

Space Shuttle Endeavour's Most Iconic Images

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: Space Shuttle Endeavour launched on Monday May 16, jut before 9 a.m. NASA delayed the mission from April 29 because of mechanical difficult...

Ready For Launch

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Just a few hours from liftoff, NASA fueled space shuttle Endeavour for one last ride into orbit Friday as hundreds of thousand...

Stunning Photo: Space Shuttle In Lightning Storm

Posted 06.29.2011 | Technology

Hours before the space shuttle Endeavour is set to blast off for its final flight, NASA tweeted a striking photo of the space shuttle at the launch pa...

Countdown Begins For Next-To-Last Shuttle Launch

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 06.27.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrived at NASA's launch site Tuesday for this week's flight of space...

Humanity's Greatest Spectacle

Alex Pasternack | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Thirty years after the debut of the space shuttle, a launch is still one of mankind's most complex undertakings -- a carefully-primed $1.3 billion explosion that turns years of planning into a spectacle that lasts only a few moments.

Space Shuttle Discovery's Last Landing

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Discovery ended its career as the world's most flown spaceship Wednesday, returning from orbit for the last time and taki...

PHOTOS: Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Flight

AP/HUFFINGTON POST | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Discovery, the world's most traveled spaceship, thundered into orbit for the final time Thursday, heading toward the Internati...

NASA's Most Iconic Photos Of Space Shuttle Discovery: 1984 - 2011

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Thursday marks the final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, the oldest of NASA's three operational orbiters and the first to be retired. Since 1984...

How To Watch The Space Shuttle Launch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The space shuttle Discovery has been fueled and ready to launch for a while now, and it seems as if everything is on track for the scheduled 4:50:19 p...

Stunning Atlantis Space Shuttle Launch PHOTO Offers Unusual View Of Blast Off

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Space shuttle launches are spectacular smoke-filled spectacles. They're stunning when seen from earth, but a photo taken from the sky during the final...

Watch "Space Shuttle Parking Lot," a Fans' Look at the Last Night Launch in Space City, USA

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

By now it's a somewhat common event. But a shuttle launch is still one of mankind's most complex and massive undertakings. To those who see it in person it's the spectacle of a lifetime.

NASA Space Shuttle Launch (VIDEO): Discovery BLASTS OFF

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Discovery and seven astronauts rocketed into orbit before dawn Monday on one of NASA's final stockpiling missions to the ...

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...

Endeavour Shuttle Launch VIDEO: Watch Space Shuttle Blast Off

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See Endeavour Shuttle Launch Video And Photos Below* By MARCIA DUNN, AP CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Endeavour and six astronauts rocketed into orbi...

Endeavour Shuttle Launch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See Endeavour Shuttle Launch Video And Photos Below* By MARCIA DUNN, AP CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Endeavour and six astronauts rocketed into orbit Mo...

On Shuttle Endeavour's Launch, and End of Space Shuttle Program

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeff Goldstein

A different kind of countdown has begun. It is now 2010. Before the next New Year's celebration, the U.S. Space Shuttle program will be just a memory.

Endeavour Space Shuttle Launch: When And How To Watch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With many still in shock over this week's space exploration shake-up, NASA managers insist the launch team is focused on ...

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 Launch As Seen From Commercial Airplane (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A space shuttle launch, occurring eerily close to a commercial airplane flying nearby, was caught on tape by a passenger on board the flight. The Y...

NASA invites Twitterers to next shuttle launch

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is inviting its Twitter followers to the next space shuttle launch.

The shuttle Atlantis was moved to the launch pad Wednesday for its planned liftoff on Nov. 12. The shuttle will deliver more goods to the International Space Station.

For the first time ever, NASA is holding a liftoff Tweetup. The first 100 NASA Twitter followers who sign up will get a tour of Kennedy Space Center and a front-row seat for Atlantis' launch. Registration opens Friday.

NASA has had Tweetups before, but never for a shuttle launch.

NASA says it wants to share the excitement of a shuttle launch with a new audience. Astronauts have been filing Twitter updates since spring, from both Earth and orbit.

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...