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Where to See NASA's Space Shuttles This Summer

With the opening of the space shuttle Atlantis' permanent exhibit in Florida on Saturday (June 29), the last of NASA's retired space planes will be officially on display for the public to enjoy, but you'll have to go state-hopping to see all four of the iconic spacecraft. Full story

New shuttle Atlantis exhibit gives close-up look at space flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - In deciding how to exhibit the space shuttle Atlantis, which goes on display next week, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida opted for a perspective that would allow the public a rare view. Full story

Month in Space: A blaze of glory

   Click through a solar eruption, the final odyssey of the shuttle Discovery and other outer-space highlights from April 2012.

Nimoy to Enterprise: 'Live long and prosper'

Science fiction met fact with a "Star Trek" twist here Friday when the space shuttle Enterprise, named in honor of the starship from the beloved television show, came face-to-face with Spock — Leonard Nimoy, that is. Full story

NY awaits Friday arrival of shuttle Enterprise

Any new arrival to New York City wants to see the sights — and the space shuttle Enterprise is no different. Full story

Smithsonian accepts Discovery for exhibition

   Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn speaks as the Smithsonian formally accepts space shuttle Discovery for permanent exhibition.

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  April 17: Nightly News Tuesday broadcast

Tax scam targets refunds; GSA official absent from hearing; Secret Service director faces tough questions; Discovery shuttle lands in D.C.; Warren Buffett diagnosed with prostate cancer; Preparing for ‘the big one’; Solar flare creates light show; Air Canada officer mistakes Venus for plane; Crystal

  ‘A real thrilling experience’

Dr. Janet Kavandi flew three space shuttle missions, including her first on Discovery in 1998. She reflects on watching Discovery land one last time , enroute to its final resting spot at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center.

  Space shuttle Discovery's final flight

NBC's Jay Barbree discusses the history of shuttle Discovery's final landing before its permanent display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Virginia.

  Space shuttle Discovery makes final flight

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

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Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives To Replace Enterprise At Smithsonian
Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives To Replace Enterprise At Smithsonian

CHANTILLY, VA - APRIL 19: In this handout provided by Smithsonian Institution, space shuttles Enterprise and Discovery sit nose-to-nose at the beginning of a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Virginia. Enterprise, which is being transf

Discovery space shuttle transfer ceremony at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Discovery space shuttle transfer ceremony at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

epa03188770 The Enterprise space shuttle and Discovery space shuttle face each other during the Discovery transfer ceremony, as the President's Own Marine Band performs the US national anthem, at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia, USA,

shuttle arriving
shuttle arriving

In this photo provided by NASA, the space shuttle Discovery is suspended from a sling held by two cranes as the Boeing 747 is backed away at Washington Dulles International Airport, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Sterling, Va. NASA will transfer Discovery into its new home at the Smithsonian's Nation