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NASA says no new launch attempt before next Sunday

NASA's space shuttles are dragging their tails toward retirement.Full story

Giffords Will Attend Her Astronaut Husband's Space Shuttle Launch

Wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will be at the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour in support of her astronaut husband, mere months after being shot in the head, according to news reports. Full story

Congresswoman coping with injury's implications

Wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is dealing with the implications of her injuries "even as we speak," her astronaut husband says. Full story

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For Astronauts in Space, No Time for the Oscars

Left behind by injury, astronaut there 'in spirit'

Report: Giffords' husband to fly shuttle mission

New Radar Net to Catch More Space Junk

Walking in space is a tough slog for astronauts

Christmas Comes Twice for Russians in Space

Veteran Astronaut Leaves NASA as Space Shuttle Era's End Looms

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TOPSHOTSAstronaut Janet Kavandi , director of Flight Crew Operations for Johnson Space Center, leads US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, as they view the front landing gear of Space Shuttle Atlantis as they take a tour of the NASA Orbiter Processing F

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THOMAS REITER
THOMAS REITER

This undated but recent photo provided by the European Space Agency shows ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter of Germany, foreground, astronauts Piers J. Sellers, and Stephanie D. Wison, all STS-121 mission specialists, as they participate in a training session in one of the full-scale trainers in the Spac

Pool practice for spacewalk
Pool practice for spacewalk

Surrounded by divers, NASA astronauts Robert Satcher Jr. and Rick Sturckow practice maneuvers for a spacewalk underwater at Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Lab.