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At the #NASAtweetup for the Last Shuttle Launch

Imagine a dark haired little girl of not quite four years old, playing outside in a cotton dress in the warm dusk of July 30, 1969, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Me and my little sister, Geri, in New Mexico, where I recall being called in to witness man’s first steps on the moon. Photo: Joanne [...]

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Living Interplanetary Spaceflight Experiment–or Why Were All the Strange Creatures on the Shuttle Endeavour ?

This morning, the world witnessed the safe landing of the space shuttle Endeavour, after a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. For those of us inhabiting Earth’s more western time zones, we got to watch the landing last night, with no inconvenience, other than having to divert from the Colbert Report. While I did [...]

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Countdown to space shuttle Endeavour ‘s final launch

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Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to blast off from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A at 3:47 P.M. local time on Friday en route to the International Space Station (ISS)—the second-to-last mission for NASA’s 34-year-old shuttle program. On board this time will be a six-member crew commanded by astronaut Mark Kelly (husband of Arizona [...]

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Space rock: Vote for the new NASA wake-up song

Like most of us, NASA astronauts have to wake up and get to work—even when they’re in space. So NASA is running a contest to select two new wake-up songs for the STS-134 shuttle crew when it’s at the International Space Station. The winners will be announced and played during the next shuttle mission (NASA’s [...]

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