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August 21, 2014
Shuttle replica lifted and put on top of 747 carrier
Houston (UPI) Aug 14, 2014
The 747 jumbo jet that once ferried NASA's space shuttles back and forth from Houston to Florida in-between and after missions once again has a little extra weigh on its back. Following a ceremony at Space Center Houston on Thursday morning, a replica shuttle was hoisted and placed atop the retired Shuttle Aircraft Carrier, or SCA. The shuttle-carrying SCA will be unveiled to the public as a museum exhibit in 2015. SCA, or NASA 905, is the largest intact artifact left behind by the now r ... read more

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Space shuttle finally reaches LA retirement home
The US space shuttle Endeavour finally reached its California retirement home Sunday, after taking three days instead of two for its last-ever journey - 12 miles (19 kilometers) across Los Angeles. ... more
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Space shuttle inches in late to LA retirement home
Thousands of Angelenos lined the streets Saturday as the space shuttle Endeavour inched to its LA retirement home - hours late after squeezing through a particularly narrow home stretch. ... more
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Space shuttle makes stately last journey to LA home
The US space shuttle Endeavour is making its final journey, at the less than rocket-propelled speed of two miles an hour, in a meticulously planned and stately trip through the streets of Los Angeles. ... more
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US space shuttle lands in LA after final flight
The US space shuttle Endeavour took its final flight Friday, making a spectacular series of flypasts over California before landing in Los Angeles where it will retire near its birthplace. ... more
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Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and Space Shuttle Endeavour Land in Houston
NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Endeavour mounted on top landed at Houston's Ellington Field at 10:40 a.m. CDT. Public viewing at Ellington has been extended to 9 p.m. CDT, ... more
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US space shuttle in California on final flight
The US space shuttle Endeavour arrived Thursday in California, where it will make a spectacular series of flypasts before finally heading into retirement near where it was built. ... more
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Weather woes delay space shuttle Endeavour's transfer
Bad weather is delaying the transfer of the shuttle Endeavour from Florida to California where it will be put on show, the US space agency said Sunday. ... more
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Space shuttle Endeavour to arrive in LA in Sept
The US space shuttle Endeavour will arrive in Los Angeles next month before making its way across the city in October to its new home at the California Science Center, officials said Wednesday. ... more
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Etchings, Pavers Mark Where Shuttles' Wheels Stopped
NASA's space shuttles flew their final missions in 2011, finishing each with a touchdown on the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) runway at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Permanent reminders now mark ... more
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Space shuttle 'grazes' wing in final river voyage
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Shuttle Enterprise soars over New York on final flight
The US space shuttle Enterprise bowed out Friday on America's biggest stage - a flyover of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan's skyscrapers - before heading to a museum in New York at the end of an era in American space travel. ... more
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US museum welcomes space shuttle Discovery
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Piggybacking aboard a Boeing 747, the space shuttle Discovery made a dramatic flyover of Washington Tuesday before touching down near its final resting place, a museum outside the US capital. ... more
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Shuttle Discovery to make one last flight
The space shuttle Discovery will take to air one last time during its voyage to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, officials said. ... more
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Atlantis Final Mission Included Successful Kennedy-Developed Plant Experiment
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