For three years, 29 institutions competed for a (very large) piece of NASA history. On Tuesday, Charles Bolden, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, named the four cities that will house the space shuttles Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavour, and Enterprise. To make it to their new homes, the vehicles will hitch rides on the backs of 747 jumbo jets. Each institution will pay $29 million to cover the space shuttle preparation and transportation costs. Here are the cities that won.
Two space walks are scheduled for Monday. With craft from Russia, Europe, and Japan at the International Space Station as well, Discovery's last mission may include a unique photo op.
Astronaut Mark Kelly announces he will resume training for his last shuttle mission, something he had originally thought unlikely after his wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot Jan. 8
At the National Prayer Breakfast, he admitted that his 'faith journey has had its twists and turns,' but he also said a frequent prayer is that he 'might walk closer with God.'
Gabrielle Giffords' husband, who was training for an April space shuttle mission when she was shot, is expected to make a decision about that mission by the middle of next month. Mark Kelly is currently with his wife Gabrielle Giffords in Houston, where she is undergoing rehabilitation.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has moved from a Tucson, Ariz., hospital to the next phase of her recovery: rehabilitation. The Arizona Democrat has already shown signs of affection, determination, and appreciation for public support as she embarks on the comeback trail after being shot in the head two weeks ago. It's a difficult road, but one that others in the public eye have also walked. Here's a look at Giffords and five other profiles in perseverance. It can't claim to be a "Top 5" list, but the people exemplify grace and courage in the face of extreme adversity.
President Obama applauds Daniel Hernandez, an intern for US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) of Arizona, who helped her after she was shot on Jan. 8 during a shooting rampage that killed six people and left 14 injured. President Obama was attending 'Together We Thrive: Tucson and America,' a memorial service for the victims, in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 12.
At a memorial for the victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, President Obama sought to move beyond finger-pointing to healing. He said of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was killed: 'I want to live up to her expectations.'
An Arizona shooting critically injured US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and left an aide, a 9-year-old child, a federal judge, and at least two others dead, law-enforcement officials say.
A trio of spaceflyers, including one American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, blasted off for the International Space Station tonight onboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.