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Depiction of asteroid DA 14. (Source: NASA.Gov)

Asteroid Makes Closest Approach To Earth In Recorded History

It’s not going to hit us but a 150-foot-wide asteroid will come remarkably close to Earth Friday, even closer than high-flying communication and weather satellites. It will be the nearest known flyby for an object of this size in recorded history.

CBS4–02/14/2013

(Source: CBS4)

Weather Concerns Hover Over Last Shuttle Launch

For 30 years, the launch of space shuttles every couple of months or so has become a routine way of life in the minds of many Americans. On Friday that all ends when, for the last time, a space shuttle launches from Kennedy Space Center.

CBS4–07/07/2011