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Shuttle Crew to Eat Turkey in Space

Posted on · Shuttle Endeavour's mission to the International Space Station has been extended by one day. That means astronauts will be spending Thanksgiving up in space. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Astronauts Prepare for ISS Anniversary

Posted on · Nasa astronauts are conducting their first space walk for this shuttle mission. The astronauts are performing a number of modifications and upgrades on the International Space Station. The ISS is growing to accommodate a larger crew. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Space Station Makeover

Posted on · The International Space Station is about to get what amounts to an extreme makeover that will make it an easier place to live and work. Jim Bell explains.

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Bush Signs Bill Authorizing Extra Shuttle Flight

Posted on · President Bush has signed an authorization bill that will extend the life of the space shuttle by one flight, and speed development of the next generation of space ships that will take Americans back to the moon. Congress still has to approve funding for it though, as Jim Bell reports.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Six

Posted on · Around 500 men and women have traveled into space. Twelve men have walked on the moon. NASA is now making plans for it's future with a new science-driven agenda. Ed Mayberry has the conclusion of our six-part series on NASA's 50th Anniversary.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Five

Posted on · As NASA celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, the agency, known mostly for its triumphs, is also reflecting on its tragedies. Seventeen astronauts have died since 1967 in three different accidents. In the fifth of a six-part KUHF series, Jack Williams spoke with one man who has been at NASA for the past 42 years. He's watched the agency change after each of those mishaps.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Four

Posted on · Twenty years after Russia put the first man into space, a new type of vehicle was ready for lift-off at Kennedy Space Center. Pat Hernandez says the re-usable shuttle fleet was designed for a hundred trips into space — in part four of our series on NASA's 50th Anniversary.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Three

Posted on · The space race was over. Russia won. And Americans felt demoralized. But President John F. Kennedy made a radical promise to the nation — within a decade an American astronaut would walk on the moon. Laurie Johnson has this report on the moon landing — in part three of our series on NASA's 50th Anniversary.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part Two

Posted on · Bill Stamps takes us back to the early sixties while KUHF celebrates the 50th Anniversary of NASA. America was in space race with the Russians and we needed the right people and equipment to win.

Fifty Years of NASA

NASA 50th Part One

Posted on · NASA is 50 years old this month. The act of Congress that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration went into effect on October 1st of 1958. In part one of KUHF's special series on the NASA anniversary, Jim Bell looks back at the events that led to the beginning of what we now call "The Space Age".