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Old and new aerospace firms win NASA contract for 'space taxi'

Cape Canaveral - Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen for nearly $7 billion in U.S. funding to develop a commercial space capsule to bring astronauts to the international space station.

Shuttle Enterprise floats up Hudson River, arrives at Intrepid

Yesterday thousands of people in New York City came out to watch as shuttle Enterprise was brought to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

NASA officials delay shuttle Enterprise flight to New York City

On Mon. shuttle Enterprise was scheduled to fly from Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. to New York City's John F. Kennedy airport. This flight has been delayed due to possible rain.

TopFinds: Trump's visit to Toronto, Discovery shuttle's last trip

The Donald comes to Toronto to cut the ribbon of his new tower downtown. The Discovery shuttle returns to its final resting place. Who made a real-life Star Trek Tricorder? These are the top stories on DigitalJournal.com.

Video: Space Shuttle Discovery flies final mission

The Space Shuttle Discovery has just made its last flight over the U.S.A on its way to its new home at the National Air and Space Museum.

NASA's final shuttle launch set for Friday, to be live-streamed

NASA's final space shuttle mission is set for liftoff on July 8 at 11:26 a.m. EDT. The Atlantis launch is expected to attract between 750,000 and 1 million people to the Cape Canaveral area in Florida.

NASA: Photos from space shuttle Endeavour's last voyage

NASA released photos of its space shuttle Endeavour's recent mission. It undocked from the space station for the final time last night.

Woman posts video, Twitpic of Endeavour shuttle launch

A New Jersey woman snapped some exclusive photos and video clips of the Endeavour launch from her iPhone, posting them on her Twitter account today.

NASA finds cocaine at Kennedy Space Center

Cape Canaveral - NASA has reported the discovery of a small bag of cocaine at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. An official investigation has been launched by the Inspector General's office to determine who brought the drugs onto the government owned facility.

Clouds and a cargo ship ground NASA's new rocket

Cloudy skies and an unwelcome cargo ship made National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials call off the test flight of their newest design of moon rockets.

Discovery shuttle lands in California

The US shuttle Discovery has finally landed following two delays. The shuttle had to land at the Edwards air base which is in California.

US shuttle delayed due to lightning

Nasa officials have announced the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour is to be delayed yet again because of a storm which gathered close to Cape Canaveral.

Discovery Crew Home Safe

The space shuttle Discovery is home. Discovery touched down at 14-June 11:15 a.m. EDT at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Florida, having successfully completed its 14-day visit to the International Space Station (ISS).

Discovery Launches for the ISS

The space shuttle Discovery launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 5:02 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 31. It will deliver the second component of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAEA) Kibo laboratory.

Origami Shuttle Flight From Space To Earth Planned

Origami is the Japanese traditional art of paper folding. Now, in an unique and unusual experiment, Japanese scientists plan to study the flight of paper planes in outer space.

Endeavour Home After Successful Mission to ISS

Space shuttle Endeavour landed at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, Mar 26 at 8:39 p.m. EDT. This completed the 16-day, 250-orbit mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Endeavour Docks with ISS

The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour have boarded the International Space Station (ISS). The STS-123 mission will visit the ISS for 12 days. It will be the longest visit of a shuttle to the ISS so far.

Columbus Installed on International Space Station

Astronauts have attached the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Columbus laboratory to the International Space Stations (ISS). The Space Shuttle Atlantis ferried Columbus to the ISS along with two ESA astronauts yesterday.

Library For Mars

When the latest Mars lander launches this weekend for Mars it will carry with it a library for the planet with works from Voltaire to Carl Sagan. The "Visions of Mars" disc will be a gift for future travellers and settlers to the red planet.

Shuttle's Name Misspelled On NASA Launch Pad Sign

It seems that it must have been "Let your kid make the sign at work" day at Nasa. The sign at launch pad 39A for space shuttle Endeavour was misspelled. They had to be notified by someone who spotted it.

Airport Shuttle Bus Crash

At least 2 people are killed and 8 injured during in a shuttle bus accident at Florida Airport

Teacher prepares for June shuttle mission

Barbara Morgan is preparing to go on a mission to space.

How to hit a golf ball at zero gravity

Russian Cosmonaut, Mikhail Tyurin, will do so in a publicity stunt paid for by Element 21 Golf at the space station.

NASA suffers Y2K-like problem

Remember Y2K? NASA suffers from a similar computer problem.

Space shuttle Discovery prepped for next launch

"The coming missions to finish the International Space Station are among the hardest and most complex ever."

Ernesto Forces Space Shuttle Removal From Launch Pad

NASA — The U.S. space agency NASA is taking the unusual step of preparing to return a space shuttle to its hangar from the launch pad because of an Atlantic tropical storm. The move would delay again a long-postponed flight to expand the International .

Tropical Storm Delays Space Shuttle Launch

NASA managers, wary of the approaching tropical storm, Ernesto, has postponed its decision on whether to keep the space shuttle Atlantis at the launch pad or indoors or roll it back to the assembly facility. Decision should be made Monday. The light...

Off-Course Soyuz Landing Due to Technical Fault, say Investigators

MOSCOW (voa) - Russian investigators say a technical malfunction, not crew error, was to blame for the recent off-course landing of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft returning to Earth from the International Space Station. Three weeks after the Soyuz caps...

Science & Tech Investigators Continue Probing Theories of Shuttle Disaster

WASHINGTON (voa) - The investigation into what caused the break-up of the U.S. space shuttle Columbia supports the theory that a left wing panel broke off during its mission, possibly playing a role in its demise. But corrosion along the wing's front e...

A LETTER TO AMERICA FROM THE COLUMBIA CREW FAMILIES

The families of the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) crew have requested NASA to release the following letter to the media and public. "The families of the Space Shuttle Columbia crew are deeply grateful for the generous outpouring of support and af...
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NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel  STS-134 mission specialist  participates in the mission s second spac...
NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in the mission's second spacewalk.
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An illustration of the X-37B  the unmanned successor to the space shuttle.
An illustration of the X-37B, the unmanned successor to the space shuttle.
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff (left) and Michael Fincke (right)  both STS-134 mission specialists  ...
NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff (left) and Michael Fincke (right), both STS-134 mission specialists, are attired in Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuits
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dragonfly is seen at the edge of the lagoon near Launch Pad 39A, and space shuttle Atlantis sits in the distance
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The Endeavours shuttle with the Earth displayed in the background
The Endeavours shuttle with the Earth displayed in the background
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US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co...
US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co. at its manufacturing facility in Houston last year.
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An exhaust cloud forms around Launch Pad 39A at NASA s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as space shut...
An exhaust cloud forms around Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as space shuttle Endeavour soars into the sky on the STS-134 mission to the International Space Station.
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