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Reuters: Companies gear up to plug gap in U.S. spaceflight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 28 (Reuters) - NASA is countingon four companies to return the United States to space afterthe shuttle is retired this summer under a program that shouldhelp insulate spaceflight from the mercurial winds of politics,NASA managers said Thursday. Full story

Giffords: A poignant presence, but out of view

It's a sight many Americans would surely love to see: a recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords watching as her astronaut husband blasts off into space. But Giffords will watch in private, and her staff says there are no plans to release photos of her. Full story

Royal wedding fever hasn't hit shuttle launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- By a fluke of scheduling, NASA plans to launch the space shuttle Endeavour on its final mission the same day as the much-anticipated royal wedding in England. Full story

Reuters: US co. SpaceX to build heavy-lift, low-cost rocket

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 5 (Reuters) - Space ExplorationTechnologies is building a rocket with twice the lift capacityof NASA's space shuttle that will also cut launch costs, thecompany's chief executive said on Tuesday. Full story

Strong winds pull cruise ship from Florida dock

Strong winds from a passing storm in central Florida separated a Carnival cruise ship from its dock at Cape Canaveral. Full story

Reuters: Shuttle Discovery prepares for last landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 8 (Reuters) - Astronauts aboardthe space shuttle Discovery prepared on Tuesday to bring NASA'smost-traveled spacecraft back to Earth, wrapping up its 39thand final mission. Full story

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Reuters: U.S. military's mini space shuttle lifts off

Shuttle launch again delayed, now to Wednesday

SpaceX calls capsule drop test successful

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  NASA’s Challenger shuttle explodes after liftoff

TODAY reports on the tragic fate of the crew aboard the space shuttle Challenger, which exploded shortly after lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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FILE: NASA Will Not Launch Endeavour Until End Of Week
FILE: NASA Will Not Launch Endeavour Until End Of Week

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - FILE: Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 crew Commander Mark Kelly, Mission Specialist Mike Fincke, Pilot Greg H. Johnson, Roberto Vittori, European Space Agency astronaut, and Mission Specialists Andrew Feustel and Greg Chamitoff walk out of the Operations and Checkout Building to

NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour
NASA Prepares For Final Launch Of Space Shuttle Endeavour

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - APRIL 30: A sign is posted on a fence as NASA space shuttle Endeavour STS-134 sits on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center April 30, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Repair efforts are underway for a thermostat malfunction which caused a scrub of yesterdays launch attempt