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How Nerds Named the First Space Shuttle

The naming of the space shuttle Enterprise involves one of the funniest presidential orders of all time. Full story

Space shuttle Discovery makes final flight

   Space shuttle Discovery has landed at Washington Dulles International Airport. Msnbc.com's Dara Brown reports.

Continental flight diverted after takeoff

A Continental Airlines flight that took off from Washington's Reagan National Airport has been diverted to Washington Dulles International Airport after a mechanical problem. Full story

U.S. citizen recalls 'humiliating' post-9/11 arrest

Handcuffed and marched through Washington's Dulles International Airport in his Muslim clothing, the man with the long, dark beard could only imagine what people were thinking. Full story

D.C. airport terminal reopens after scare

Part of the main terminal at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia is closed after a suspicious package is found. It later was determined to be harmless. Full story

Air scare: FAA probes United Flight 967

   More than 30 passengers were injured when severe turbulence struck a United Airways jetliner bound for Los Angeles from Washington Dulles International airport. NBC's Kristen Welker reports.

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  Severe turbulence injures jet passengers

United Airlines Flt. 967, from Dulles International Airport en route to Los Angeles, was forced to make an emergency landing in Denver after passengers were jolted by strong turbulence. NBC’s Tom Costello has more details.

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