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July 23, 2011

Final Shuttle Landing Draws Record Media Attendance - An Inside Look at Covering NASA

by Tony Land | July 23, 2011 10:54am

The NASA News Office was a chaotic scene in the early morning hours of July 21 as hundreds of journalists jockeyed for access to the Shuttle Landing Facility to record the final moments of the Space Shuttle Program.

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July 21, 2011

Space Shuttle Atlantis Arrives Home for the Last Time (updated w/video)

by Lon Seidman | July 21, 2011 7:27am

Space Shuttle Atlantis landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center Thursday morning, wrapping up a nearly two-week mission and the 30-year Space Shuttle program. 

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Final Shuttle Landing Just Hours Away | The AP

by Associated Press | July 21, 2011 12:14am

On the eve of NASA’s historic, wheel-stopping end to the shuttle program, the four astronauts making the final journey and the flight controllers who will guide them home said Wednesday they’re starting to feel a rush of emotions.

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July 8, 2011

VIDEO | Sites and Sounds at the Kennedy Space Center on Final Shuttle Launch Day

by Lon Seidman | July 8, 2011 3:57pm

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Video Interview | New England’s Astronaut: Cady Coleman

by Lon Seidman | July 8, 2011 7:32am

Astronaut Cady Coleman, who recently returned from a 159-day flight on the International Space Station, spoke with CTTechJunkie.com about the experience.

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May 16, 2011

Shelton High Students Celebrate Endeavour Launch

by CTNewsjunkie Staff | May 16, 2011 10:00am

Shelton High School science students celebrate as their experiment is launched onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour today at 8:56 a.m. The students put together the experiment with the help of PerkinElmer,  a Massachusetts-based international science and technology company with offices in Shelton and Branford, and their work was selected to go to the International Space Station as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program. Read our original story on the project here.

—Check out more photos of today’s celebration at Shelton High from the Valley Independent Sentinel

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May 1, 2011

**Updated** Endeavour Launch No Early Than May 10th

by Doug Hardy | May 1, 2011 10:31am

NASA continues to troubleshoot the cause of a failure of an auxiliary power unit (APU) heater that scrubbed Endeavour’s April 29th launch. 

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Dotcom Billionaires Taking on NASA’s Big Government Contract Culture

by Lon Seidman and Doug Hardy | May 1, 2011 8:52am

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The beat up launch pad leased by California-based SpaceX looks more like a relic of the 1960s than a cutting-edge space system of the 21st century.

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April 29, 2011

New Haven Tweeter Gets Front-Row Seat for Endeavour Launch

by Lon Seidman | April 29, 2011 10:40am

Jose Lopez, a New Haven resident and Enfield native who owns Lopez Lan Logistics, will have a coveted front-row seat for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour later today.

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April 28, 2011

Panoramic Photo: Storm Clouds Gather Over The Kennedy Space Center

by Lon Seidman | April 28, 2011 7:33pm

A severe thunderstorm struck the Kennedy Space Center, delaying plans to roll back the protective rotating service structure that was due to begin at 7 p.m. 

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