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Challenger disaster remembered (Source: AP)

28 Years Ago: Remembering The Challenger Disaster

Today marks 28 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

01/28/2014

The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia's mission STS-107 take a break from their training regime to pose for the traditional crew portrait. Seated in front are astronauts Rick D. Husband (L), mission commander; Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist; and William C. McCool, pilot. Standing are (L to R) astronauts David M. Brown, Laurel B. Clark, and Michael P. Anderson, all mission specialists; and Ilan Ramon, payload specialist representing the Israeli Space Agency. The Space Shuttle Columbia broke up over Texas during re-entry on February 1, 2003. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)

NASA To Mark 10th Anniversary Of Columbia Disaster

It’s been a decade since seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia died in a fiery disaster over the state of Texas. NASA will honor those seven astronauts Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the disaster.

CBS Miami–02/01/2013

In this handout provided by NASA, Workers pose for a photograph on the wing of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, with the space shuttle Endeavour mated on top, at the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Shuttle Landing Facility on September 18, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner, will fly Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the Space Shuttle Program era. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Endeavour Heads West To New Mission

The Space Shuttle Endeavour began its final journey on Wednesday. It’s heading west to its new life as a museum piece in California. On the last ferry flight of its kind, bolted to the top of a jumbo jet, NASA’s youngest shuttle departed Kennedy Space Center at sunrise on the first leg of its flight to California.

CBS4–09/19/2012

(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Postpones Final Ferry Flight Of Endeavour

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is expected to leave Florida Tuesday, a day later than expected, on its final journey to Los Angeles for permanent display.

CBS4–09/17/2012

(Photo by: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Shuttle Program Workers Struggle To Find Jobs

Thousands of engineers and others who worked at and around the Kennedy Space Center during the three decade long U.S. space shuttle program are struggling to find jobs a year after the program came to close.

07/15/2012

The Space Shuttle replica “Explorer” being towed on a barge off the coast of Miami Beach on May 25, 2012. The full scale replica model set sail from the Kennedy Space Center on May 24, 2012 on an oceanic voyage for her permanent new museum display home at Space Center Houston, the visitor complex at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas.  (Source: CBS4)

Full-Size Shuttle Replica Floats By Miami

The Space Shuttle program has long ended, but if you looked out towards the Atlantic from Miami Friday afternoon, you likely saw the Shuttle passing across the horizon.

CBS4–05/25/2012

(Source: NASA)

Model Of Shuttle Moved Out Of Space Center For Real Deal

A full scale model of a space shuttle, which has thrilled visitors to the Kennedy Space Center Complex for nearly two decades, has been moved out of the complex to make room for a new exhibit which will feature a real space shuttle.

CBS4–12/11/2011

Space Shuttle Discovery Continues On Its Last Mission

NASA To Offer Tours Of Shuttle Assembly Building

Space buffs will soon be able to see how shuttles are assembled for launch.

CBS4–10/24/2011

(Source: NASA) A Delta rocket launched the two Grail moon robe into space Saturday morning

Twin Space Probes Launched Saturday, Headed To The Moon

It’s not on the scale of the now-ended Space shuttle program, but NASA hosted another launch Saturday morning at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. A pair of spacecraft rocketed toward the moon aboard a small Delta rocket, on the first mission dedicated to measuring lunar gravity.

CBS4–09/10/2011

Space shuttles Endeavour and Discovery meet in a "nose-to-nose" photo opportunity as the vehicles switch locations Aug. 11 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Now in Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1), Discovery will go through more preparations for public display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia next spring. Endeavour will be stored in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) until October, when it will be moved into OPF-2 to continue being readied for display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles next summer. (Photo Credit:  NASA/Frankie Martin)

Nose-To-Nose On The Road To Retirement

The space shuttle Discovery and shuttle Endeavour are both on the road to retirement and met nose-to-nose Thursday while trading places at the Kennedy Space Center.

CBS4–08/12/2011

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