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SpaceX Signs 20-Year Lease for Historic Launch Pad 39A

Marking the end of a billionaire tug of war, the SpaceX commercial rocket venture signed a 20-year agreement on Monday to take over NASA's historic Launch Pad 39A, the point of origin for Apollo moon missions as well as the first and last space shuttle ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/spacex-signs-20-year-lease-historic-launch-...

SpaceX Aims to Blaze New Trail for Rocket Technology

Technically speaking, NASA's space shuttle was reusable — but the cost of refurbishing shuttle components after each flight boosted the estimated price tag past the $1 billion mark. Even without reusability, SpaceX's launches are much cheaper than the ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/spacex-aims-blaze-new-trail-rocket-technolo...

Space shuttle Atlantis lands, ending an era at NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The shuttle Atlantis touched down before dawn on Thursday, marking the sunset of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. Landing came at 5:57 a.m. ET, less than an hour before sunrise at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida ...http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43835197/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/space-shutt...

Welcome back to the space shuttle Enterprise exhibit!

NEW YORK — Entering the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's new "Space Shuttle Pavilion," which opened in New York City on Wednesday, visitors are first greeted by the sound of astronauts exchanging radio calls with flight controllers about guiding a ...http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/welcome-back-space-shuttle-enterprise-exhib...

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NASA - Space Shuttle

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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.http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

Space Shuttle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Space Shuttle was a crewed, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Its ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle

NASA - The Space Shuttle

Updated April. 18, 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 ...http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/the_shuttle/

Space Shuttle program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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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 ...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_shuttle_program