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Here's how NASA gets a shuttle ready to fly

With just one more mission remaining before the end of NASA’s storied 30-year space shuttle, the agency has shifted its focus to the final launch of Atlantis on July 8. But exactly how does NASA get a space shuttle ready to fly? Atlantis moved to its ...

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

The post-space shuttle program would build the biggest rockets ever — larger than the Saturn V rockets which sent men to the moon — to send astronauts to asteroids and Mars. "They can't meet the date with the money they have," report author Cristina ...

Shoot for the Stars: Step Inside Boeing's CST-100 Space Taxi

Tony Castilleja wasn't even born when the space shuttle program began. Now, the 27-year-old engineer is hoping to build its replacement. He'd also like to fly inside it someday. "All of us want to," he said. Castilleja is working on the Boeing CST-100 ...

Commercial U.S. cargo ship reaches space station

The capsule, named SS Janice Voss in tribute to a five-time space shuttle astronaut who died of breast cancer in 2012, blasted off aboard an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket from Virginia on Sunday. "We now have a seventh crew member," Swanson radioed to ...

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NASA - Space Shuttle

Updated July. 29, 2014

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and space shuttle mockup to become centerpiece of new exhibit at Space Center Houston visitor center near NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Space Shuttle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 29, 2014

The Space Shuttle was a crewed, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Its ...

NASA - The Space Shuttle

Updated July. 28, 2014

S ince 1981, NASA space shuttles have been rocketing from the Florida coast into Earth orbit. The five orbiters — Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and ...

Space Shuttle program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Updated July. 29, 2014

NASA's Space Shuttle Program, officially called the Space Transportation System (STS), was the United States government's manned launch vehicle program from 1981 to ...