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  • 30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalists gather

    Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard


  • Space shuttle Discovery travels to new home

    CHANTILLY, Va. — The space shuttle Discovery went out in high-flying style. After three spectacular spins above the nation’s capital, the world’s most traveled spaceship completed its final flight and …


  • Gregoire tries again for retired space shuttle

    The governor has sent a letter offering to help NASA find a temporary home for a retired space shuttle, while California and New York ready permanent new homes.


  • Space shuttle comes to ‘final stop’ after 30 years

    Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph today, bringing an end to NASA’s 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and …


  • Atlantis launches in final space shuttle mission

    Atlantis and four astronauts rocketed into orbit today on NASA’s last space shuttle voyage, dodging bad weather and delighting hundreds of thousands of spectators on hand to witness the end …


  • Next-to-last space shuttle flight lands on Earth

    Space shuttle Endeavour and its six astronauts returned to Earth early today, closing out the next-to-last mission in NASA’s 30-year program with a safe middle-of-the-night landing.


  • NASA delays Endeavour’s last launch to Monday

    A historic next-to-last space shuttle launch was scratched Friday because of mechanical problems, spoiling a visit from the president and dashing the hopes of the biggest crowd of spectators in …


  • Seattle Museum of Flight won’t get a space shuttle

    NASA says Seattle’s Museum of Flight won’t get to display one of the retiring space shuttles. The museum near Boeing Field was one of 21 museum and science centers around …


  • Space shuttle Discovery lands, ends flying career

    Space shuttle Discovery is back on Earth from its final voyage. The world’s most flown spaceship landed at NASA’s Florida spaceport a few minutes before noon today.


  • Giffords’ astronaut husband decides to fly shuttle

    The astronaut husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will head to space in April, a stunning decision coming almost one month to the day that his wife was shot through …


  • Astronaut pitches engineering careers, Seattle shuttle plans

    Bonnie Dunbar’s travel photos are a lot more interesting than most. When the former astronaut showed her family homestead near Sunnyside, Wash., to Spokane’s Rotary 21 club Thursday, the view …


  • Ex-astronaut in Liberty Lake to talk about how NASA uses software

    Some software used by astronauts on board the space shuttle gets there thanks to people working for a Liberty Lake business. Insight Direct, a regional office of Tempe, Ariz.-based Insight.com, …


  • Liberty Lake company provides space shuttle software

    Some software used by astronauts on board the space shuttle gets there thanks to people working for a Liberty Lake company.


  • Space shuttle Atlantis soars on final voyage

    Space shuttle Atlantis is on its way to orbit for the last time. Atlantis and an experienced crew of six blasted off this afternoon.


  • Space shuttle prepped for launch

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA fueled Discovery late Sunday for a pre-dawn launch to the International Space Station, one of the last few shuttle flights. Discovery was scheduled to blast …


  • Doll eyes final frontier

    Next week when the space shuttle Discovery begins its mission to the International Space Station, a Spokane passenger will be on board – Flat Marie, all seven inches of her, …


  • Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on supply mission

    Space shuttle Atlantis rocketed into orbit Monday with six astronauts and a full load of spare parts for the International Space Station.


  • Shuttle prepares for docking

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts steered closer to the International Space Station for a linkup today, while checking their ship for any signs of launch damage. NASA …


  • Space shuttle lifts off after month delay

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After more than a month’s delay, space shuttle Endeavour and seven astronauts thundered into orbit Wednesday on a flight to the international space station, hauling up …


  • In brief: Report says Iran hangs rebels

    TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s state radio said authorities have hanged in public 14 members of a Sunni Muslim rebel group blamed for bombings and killings in southeastern Iran. The report …


  • Two Astronauts Trade Places In Space

    Astronaut John Blaha, right, gets ready for a ride home on the shuttle Atlantis after four months aboard the Russian space station Mir. Photo by Associated Press


  • Atlantis To Attempt Liftoff Again Today

    Rain in Spain and wind in Morocco kept Atlantis grounded Saturday, delaying the shuttle’s flight to the Russian space station Mir by one day. Only slightly better weather was expected …

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