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Space Shuttle Mission to Hubble

Posted on · Space Shuttle Atlantis safely lifted-off earlier this afternoon from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on an 11-day mission to repair the aging Hubble Space Telescope. Jim Bell reports.

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Webster Firm Works on Orion

Posted on · After the space shuttle fleet is retired astronauts will be carried into space aboard the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. Development of Orion is taking place at 21 sites across the country. As Rod Rice reports, one of those locations is in Webster.

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Space Station Nears Completion

Posted on · Astronauts on the shuttle discovery will conduct a space walk tomorrow to install a solar array panel on the International Space Station. It's the first of three spacewalks for this mission. Laurie Johnson reports.

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NASA Space Shuttles

Posted on · NASA's boss says it would be prohibitively expensive — and maybe too dangerous — to continue flying the space shuttles past next year's planned retirement date. Jim Bell reports.

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Shuttle Sightings in Houston

Posted on · Many people driving near around the 45 freeway and the NASA area got a big surprise this afternoon when they looked up into the sky. What did they see? Bill Stamps has the story.

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Weather Slows Endeavour's Piggyback Ride

Posted on · The space shuttle Endeavour is finally on its way back to Florida after several delays. Rod Rice reports even though the shuttle's in the air, the length of the trip is still to be determined.

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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.

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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.

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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.