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  1. Space shuttle's first commander dies... (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2018-01-06 21:05:21, published by CNN
Former astronaut John Young, a NASA trailblazer whose six journeys into space included a walk on the moon and commanding the first space shuttle flight, died Friday after complications from pneumonia, NASA said Saturday. ... [additional details]
  2. John Young, US astronaut and pioneer, dies aged 87... (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2018-01-06 20:05:02, published by BBC
He was the only person to have flown missions on the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programmes. [additional details]
  3. Mark Kelly: 2017 has been an unequivocal disaster for the future... (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2017-12-26 16:05:40, published by CNN
In 2001, I flew my first flight into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. Roughly a decade later, I commanded that same space shuttle on its final flight. That trip was my fourth journey -- and at least for now, my final one -- from this planet into space. ... [additional details]
  4. Bruce McCandless, who made first untethered space flight, dies... (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2017-12-23 15:05:05, published by BBC
In February 1984, Bruce McCandless pushed off from the Space Shuttle and drifted alone into space. [additional details]
  5. Space shuttle Challenger's first commander, Paul Weitz, dies... (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2017-10-24 22:05:39, published by CNN
Former astronaut Paul Weitz, who commanded the maiden voyage of the space shuttle Challenger, has died, according to NASA. He was 85. ... [additional details]
  6. Abandoned wrecks from around the world ... (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2017-08-25 12:05:59, published by CNN
A car upturned and standing on its nose, subjected to the harsh weather of the Nevada desert. A Canadian schooner that sank in 1885 and rests, preserved to this day, in a harbor in Lake Huron. A space shuttle left forgotten in its hanger. ... [additional details]
  7. India launches mini space shuttle (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2016-05-23 05:05:09, published by BBC
India launches an unmanned model space shuttle in orbit, joining the race to develop re-useable space crafts. [additional details]
  8. VIDEO: Piece of space history takes the slow route (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2016-05-21 14:05:11, published by BBC
A gigantic fuel tank, originally built for NASA's space shuttle programme, is making a slow journey through the streets of Los Angeles to its new home. [additional details]
  9. NASA's space shuttle era took flight 35 years ago (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2016-04-12 05:06:13, published by USA Today
Columbia’s 1981 blastoff was one of the space program’s most daring test flights.additional details]
10. Challenger showed space flight not routine (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2016-01-28 01:06:04, published by USA Today
Speculation continues about what might have prevented space shuttle tragedy 30 years ago.additional details]
11. VIDEO: 'I could have been on board Challenger' (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2016-01-27 08:05:13, published by BBC
In January 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed soon after take off, killing all on board. A member of the backup crew recalls the events of the day. [additional details]
12. NASA test-fires shuttle engine for SLS rocket (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2015-08-14 02:05:58, published by USA Today
A former space shuttle engine roared to life during a nearly nine-minute test firing.additional details]
13. Breathtaking ruins of Soviet space shuttle program (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2015-08-04 10:05:51, published by CNN
What was once the gleaming pride and joy of the Soviet space program now lies covered in dirt and bird droppings in a disused hangar in Kazakhstan. ... [additional details]
14. Mystery space shuttle to land (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2014-10-13 21:05:51, published by CNN
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane, the X-37B, is about to come back to Earth after more than two years in orbit on a mission the military won't tell us much about. ... [additional details]
15. NASA readies deep-space craft (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2014-06-26 20:00:58, published by CNN
The U.S. space shuttle program retired in 2011, leaving American astronauts to hitchhike into orbit. But after three long years, NASA's successor is almost ready to make an entrance. ... [additional details]
16. Q&A with with astronaut Ron Garan (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2014-03-14 14:02:09, published by USA Today
Ron Garan shares his experience as an astronaut on the Space Shuttle and the Russian Soyuz ... [additional details]
17. World's 14 best aviation museums (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2014-02-07 13:01:23, published by CNN
Where to go to see a space shuttle, watch Spitfires fly and tour an airplane graveyard. ... [additional details]
18. Mini-shuttle gets 2016 launch date (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2014-01-24 12:00:12, published by BBC
The Sierra Nevada Corporation sets 1 November, 2016, for the debut flight of its space shuttle replacement known as the Dream Chaser. [additional details]
19. Beyonce: 'XO' song a 'tribute' to Challenger (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2013-12-31 08:01:23, published by CNN
Beyonce defends using audio from the space shuttle Challenger disaster in a new song, calling it a "tribute" to the seven astornuats who died. ... [additional details]
20. Veteran NBC News anchor dies (permalink)
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score: 7, Astronomy, 2013-08-04 03:01:14, published by CNN
NBC News veteran John Palmer -- who worked the White House beat during two presidential administrations and anchored the network's initial coverage of the space shuttle Challenger disaster -- died Saturday, the network announced. ... [additional details]
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