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New Yorkers Celebrate Space at Intrepid Museum's SpaceFest

NEW YORK — The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum was bustling early Friday (July 26), as hundreds of visitors waited patiently to take part in the second-annual SpaceFest celebration aboard the converted aircraft carrier on the western edge of Manhattan. Full story

Ex-astronaut reappointed to NM Spaceport Authority

Gov. Susana Martinez has reappointed two members of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, including a former astronaut who's the veteran of two space flights. Full story

SpaceFest Celebrations Start in New York

The second-annual SpaceFest kicks off in New York today (July 25) at the floating home of NASA's space shuttle prototype Enterprise. Full story

United testing 'elite' gate-to-gate shuttles

   KPRC's Mark Boyle reports on a United Airlines pilot program, currently limited to Houston's Bush Airport, where Mercedes vehicles are used to shuttle "elite" passengers between connecting flights.

Space shuttle Enterprise reopens to NYC visitors

The historic Enterprise space shuttle returned to view Wednesday on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Manhattan's far west side, protected by a structure designed to hold up in conditions worse than the storm last fall that damaged it. Full story

Bacteria In Space Grows in Strange Ways

Bacteria grown in a dish of fake urine in space behaves in ways never-before-seen in Earth microorganisms, scientists say. Full story

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit Enters Final Countdown to Launch

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International crew takes short cut to space station

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  GAO: American, US Airwards merger would cut competition

Barbara Peterson, aviation correspondent for Conde Nast Traveler, joins Morning Joe to discuss the fallout from the latest found of airline megamergers.

  From the Archives: Sally Ride becomes first American woman in space

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off from Kennedy Space Center aboard the space shuttle Challenger for a 147-hour mission.  NBC’s Robert Bazell Reports from Cape Canaveral, Fl.

  Flashback: Hubble Telescope

The Daily Rundown's Chuck Todd shares Wednesday's Flashback and trivia question answer.

  Need a launch pad? NASA sells off shuttle facilities

Now that the shuttle program has ended, NASA is unloading everything from buildings to high-tech equipment before the government’s maintenance money runs out. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.

  Jan. 2: Nightly News Wednesday broadcast

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The space shuttle Atlantis is seen on launch pad 39a of the NASA Kennedy Space Center shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, Cape Canaveral, FL. Atlantis is scheduled to launch at 2:28p.m. EST, Monday, Nov. 16, 2009. Photo Credit:

Shuttles on launch pads
Shuttles on launch pads

Atlantis and Endeavour at Launch Complexes 39A and 39B in 2008.

Visitors view the space shuttle Atlantis on the opening day of exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral
Visitors view the space shuttle Atlantis on the opening day of exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral

Visitors view the space shuttle Atlantis on the opening day of its exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida June 29, 2013. The developers of the exhibit have raised the 150,000-pound (68,000 kg) spaceship 30 feet into the air and tilted it 43 degrees over on it