Obama golf shoes: On Sunday the president made an unusual beeline for his West Wing office that raised eyebrows only in retrospect.
Space shuttle launch: the shuttle Endeavour will not launch this week. Canceled first on Friday and rescheduled for Monday, the shuttle Endeavour has been canceled again, due to mechanical problems.
Launch control at the Kennedy Space Center canceled the space shuttle launch scheduled for Friday afternoon, which was set to be watched by President Obama and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The equipment problem will delay the Endeavour lift-off for at least three days.
The shuttle launch represents a bookend of sorts for Endeavour: It carried the first US segment of the space station in 1998 and it will deliver the last US piece of major hardware now. The Obama family will be among the more than 500,000 viewers.
Space shuttle launch: the US space shuttle Endeavour will launch for the last time on Friday, drawing an estimated 750,000 spectators from all over the country.
This citizen journalism photo taken with a cell phone by Stefanie Gordon aboard a passenger flight from New York to Palm Beach, Fla. shows the Space Shuttle Endeavour as it streaks toward orbit shortly after liftoff on May 16. Gordon says she had just awakened from a nap on the flight when the pilot announced the shuttle might come into view.
Astronaut Rick Linnehan works on the International Space Station during a spacewalk.
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