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Shuttle Endeavour flies over Tucson

The space shuttle Endeavour made a slow, low S-turn over Tucson on Thursday morning, a tribute to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her ex-astronaut husband Mark Kelly—the last man to pilot the spacecraft. (with video)... Read more»

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Endeavour's last trip includes low-level swoop over UA Mall

As the space shuttle Endeavour makes its final trip to a science center in California, it will make a low-level pass over the University of Arizona Mall between 11 a.m. and noon on Thursday. The shuttle, riding on the back of a 747, will swoop over the university at about 1,500 feet.... Read more»1

Space shuttle Discovery makes final flight

After nearly three decades of space travel, NASA's oldest shuttle, Discovery, flew into retirement on Tuesday, joining other museum relics at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.... Read more»

Space veterans endorse Mitt Romney

The last man to walk on the moon and the first space shuttle pilot are among the eight space leaders who endorsed Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Friday.... Read more»1

Shuttle Atlantis lands for final time

The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis has landed for the last time, marking the end of NASA's 30-year space shuttle program. (with video)... Read more»

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The last shuttle

The last shuttle flight marks the end of an era of space exploration. And hopefully the beginning of a new one.... Read more»

Giffords back in rehab center

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is back in a Houston rehab facility following an operation to replace part of her skull last week.... Read more»1

Giffords 'recovering very nicely' after skull surgery

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is recovering well after having a skull implant and shunt placed in her brain Wednesday, her doctors said. A plastic implant was placed over the left side of her skull, where surgeons removed a section of bone to relieve swelling after the congresswoman was shot Jan. 8.... Read more»1

Giffords: 'Good stuff' as shuttle Endeavour lifts off on final mission

"Good stuff," said U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she watched space shuttle Endeavour lift off Monday, commanded by her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly. Giffords' voice sounds normal, and she understands complex concepts, said a staffer. (with videos)... Read more»2

Giffords confirms plans to watch Endeavour launch

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford plans to travel to Florida to watch as her husband blasts off aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on Monday, her office confirmed Friday.... Read more»

NASA: Space shuttle launch no earlier than May 16

The space shuttle Endeavour, whose launch was scrubbed last week when a heater malfunctioned, will lift off on its final mission no sooner than May 16, NASA announced Friday. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will return to see her husband command the rescheduled launch.... Read more»

No shuttle launch Monday, Giffords returns to Houston

The space shuttle Endeavour will not blast off Monday, NASA announced. "No launch date will be announced today, but Endeavour will not launch sooner than May 8," the agency said. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to a Houston rehab center.... Read more»

Giffords travel plans unknown after shuttle launch scrubbed

Updated: The launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, set to blast off on its final mission, has been postponed by NASA. It will launch no earlier than Monday at 11:33 a.m Tucson time, the agency said. Giffords was "pleased and honored" to meet with Obama. It's unknown if the congresswoman will remain in Florida until the ship launches.... Read more»

Video: Giffords boards plane bound for Florida, shuttle launch

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who hadn't been seen in public since the January 8 shootings, was captured on video by KHOU on Wednesday morning boarding an airplane to fly to Florida.... Read more»

Giffords releases some info on shuttle-watch trip

The office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has released some information on the congresswoman's plans to travel to Florida to watch her husband blast off on the space shuttle. Specifics on the timing of the trip won't be released because of privacy concerns.... Read more»

Giffords OK to travel, docs confirm

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "medically able" to travel to watch her husband blast off in the space shuttle this week, her doctors confirmed Monday morning.... Read more»

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