Stories tagged: space shuttle
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
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
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2012, 2:07 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2011, 8:27 a.m.
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.
Thu., July 21, 2011, 7:53 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., July 8, 2011, 8:53 a.m.
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 …
Wed., June 1, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
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.
Fri., April 29, 2011, 12:21 p.m.
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 …
Tue., April 12, 2011, 10:40 a.m.
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 …
Wed., March 9, 2011, 9:06 a.m.
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.
Fri., Feb. 4, 2011, 8:59 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 5, 2010, 7:47 p.m.
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 …
Thu., July 8, 2010
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, …
Wed., July 7, 2010, 5:24 p.m.
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.
Fri., May 14, 2010, 11:22 a.m.
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.
Mon., April 5, 2010
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 …
Thu., April 1, 2010
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, …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2009, 9:20 a.m.
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.
Sun., Aug. 30, 2009
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 …
Thu., July 16, 2009
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 …
Tue., July 14, 2009
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 …
Thu., Jan. 16, 1997
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
Sun., Nov. 12, 1995
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 …