A little bit of Houston died last year when Atlantis returned from its final mission and NASA put the breaks on the space shuttle program. The wound was exacerbated by the announcement a few months prior that Houston would not become home to retired shuttle, but that New York and California would.
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Atlantis: Last chance for souvenirsIf you're making the last-ever trip on the space shuttle, you want to make it count.
And if the list put together by collectSPACE.com is any indication, this last flight is taking along enough souvenirs to outfit a small army.
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Bi-wing airplanes...pfft. Try this on for size, Kong.This week, we learned that Houston, essentially the birthplace of the space shuttle program, will not be given one of the four remaining shuttles. Two of the four cities receiving them are both deserving and appropriate: Washington D.C. (fo ... More >>
Cue the loser horn:
Houston is not getting one of the retiring Space Shuttles, according to every media report out there. It's not even getting a shuttle that never went to space.
Houston put on a furious last-minute push to land one of the orbiters, but the fact that it was a last-minute push pro ... More >>
Not only is failure not an option, it's not an accurate quoteForty-one years ago Apollo 13 blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center, and things went swimmingly for a while.
Last year we listed our favorite dweebiest nit-picks about the movie; this year let's look at some favorite pieces of ... More >>
Expected to go to Florida for shuttle launch.Staffers for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, recuperating here after her Tucson shooting, say she still plans to attend the April 29 launch of her husband's space shuttle mission.
But if she does, there will be no press interviews or public stat ... More >>
A space shuttle on displayDiscovery has landed safely, ending its last mission of a long and fruitful career. It's expected to spend its retirement at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum branch in Virginia.
Two other space shuttles are retiring this year -- the Endeavour and Atlantis -- and 2 ... More >>
If someone woke Rocks Off up at 2:30 in the morning with a Big Head Todd & the Monsters song, even the band themselves, we might have a few choice words for them. But we suppose it's a little different when you're 220 miles above the Earth.
That's what happened earlier today (way earlier tod ... More >>
Photo via CollectSpaceThe Gemini-Titan, ready for refurbishingLast week, with little fanfare, a truck rolled up to the Johnson Space Center with a unique cargo.It was a replica of a Gemini-Titan rocket with capsule, and it means SpaceCenter's Rocket Park will fill in a missing piece of JSC histor ... More >>
You know what sucked about the moon landing? They didn't Twitter it.If it's not on Twitter, we're not sure we can trust that it happened. Even if the headlines say otherwise.Now, however, the problem is solved, thanks to the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.They've put together an impressive "reliv ... More >>
The world may have known a cure to cancer ... if only that darn Columbia space shuttle didn't disintegrate over Texas six years ago and if only NASA had been a little more careful taking care of the cargo and debris that landed back on earth.At least that's what a Pennsylvania company is arguing.Acc ... More >>