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NASA Announces New Spacecraft For Astronauts

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.24.2011 | Technology

HOUSTON -- NASA announced Tuesday that it found the ideal spaceship to take astronauts far from earth - the same one they've been working on for sever...

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 ...

Another Delay For Shuttle Launch

AP | By MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The next-to-last space shuttle flight has been delayed again, this time to at least the middle of May for extra electrical tes...

Die-Hard Space Fans Flock To One Of Shuttle's Last Launches

CNN | Posted 06.15.2011 | Technology

It's now become a somewhat common event, one that for most Americans is signaled by nothing more than a brief blip on the news. But a space shuttle la...

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 Finds CRACKS In Space Shuttle Fuel Tank

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA discovered cracks in Discovery's fuel tank Wednesday, an added problem that will complicate trying to launch the space s...

The Top Contenders In The New Space Race

msnbc.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

When NASA's space shuttle fleet retires in 2011, the space agency will have to rely on Russian spacecraft and the private sector to taxi cargo and hum...

Space-Based Detector Could Find Anti-Universe

Huffington Post/AP | Frank Jordans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

GENEVA — A $2 billion machine that will jump-start the search for antimatter and other phenomena was loaded onto a massive U.S. Air Force plane Wedn...

NASA's Shuttle Contractor Lays Off 1,400 As Space Shuttle Program Ends

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The private contractor that handles the bulk of the work servicing NASA's space shuttle fleet is notifying 1,400 employee...

Adler Planetarium Could Get Retired NASA Space Shuttle

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Paul Knappenberger, president of Adler Planetarium, has confirmed that the lakefront institution is one of 21 in the U.S. under consideration by NASA ...

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...