Space Shuttle Program

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Welcome Home Atlantis

It’s the end of an era for NASA. Just before 6 a.m. Atlantis landed its final landing at the Kennedy Space Center bringing to an end the 30 year shuttle program.


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Emotions Run High As NASA Preps For Atlantis Homecoming

Emotions are running high as the four astronauts aboard Atlantis prepare for Thursday’s homecoming, an act that will end NASA’s 30 year space shuttle program.


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Atlantis Is Homeward Bound

The space shuttle Atlantis is homeward bound on the last mission of the 30 year old space shuttle program.


The station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, operated by STS-135 astronauts Doug Hurley and Sandy Magnus, grapples the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module from the shuttle's payload bay. Image credit: NASA TV

Last Shuttle Crew Bids Historic Goodbye To ISS

Following a poignant farewell ceremony between crews of the International Space Station and the shuttle Atlantis, the hatches closed for the final time Monday.



S. Florida Campers Witness History At Planetarium

When campers arrived at the Miami Planetarium summer camp on Friday, most of them had no idea that they were about to witness history.


Space shuttle Atlantis stands on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as the payload for the STS-135 mission is lifted up the pad's structure. (Photo Credit:  NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis)

Majority Say Shuttle Program Was Worth Cost

With just a few days left in the U.S. space shuttle program, almost 60 percent of Americans said it’s essential that the U.S. continue to be a world leader in space exploration, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.