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NASA to Reveal New Museum Homes for Retired Shuttles Tuesday

This story was updated on April 11 at 7 a.m. ET. NASA is expected to announce the final resting places of the agency's space shuttles Tuesday (April 12), on the 30th anniversary of the first-ever shuttle mission. Full story

Smithsonian considers display of shuttle debris

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum may incorporate debris from space shuttles Columbia and Challenger in its new gallery dedicated to the soon-ending shuttle program. The Washington, D.C., display will only go forward however, if the families of the shuttles' fallen astronau Full story

Smithsonian readies for movie-inspired visitors

What happens after dark in the halls of a museum? A few lucky kids will get to find out in the months ahead, thanks to some big promotions and travel deals drawing on the buzz of Hollywood's new museum flick, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." Full story

Elmo launches planetarium show

Elmo is reporting for duty at the National Air and Space Museum, ready for a trip into outer space. Full story

Stardust capsule goes to Smithsonian

The capsule that brought the first comet samples back to Earth is going on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Full story

Water discovery drives search for life

   Aug. 1: Dr. Jim Zimbelman from the National Air and Space Museum explains that the discovery of water on Mars may be the first step toward the discovery of life on the red planet.

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RETIRING SPACE SHUTTLES GO TO FOUR US MUSEUMS
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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden shows emotion on April 12, 2011 as he annouces to Kennedy Space Center workers and the world that the US space shuttle Atlantis would stay at KSC after its final flight for permanet display, April 12, 2011. The shuttle Discovery will be going to the Smithsonian Nat

FILE:  Space Shuttle Discovery To Be Placed At Smithsonian
FILE: Space Shuttle Discovery To Be Placed At Smithsonian

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - FILE: The space shuttle Discovery rolls to a stop as it lands at Kennedy Space Center after returning for the last time from a space flight to the International Space Station on March 9, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA announced April 12, 2011 that Discovery will find a