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via: cnn.com (CNN) — A new era in space exploration dawned Tuesday as a slender rocket powered into the dark Florida sky before sunrise, carrying the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station. “We’re now back on the brink of a new future, a future that embraces the innovation the private sector brings […]

via: cnn.com The space shuttle Discovery left Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on its last flight Tuesday, mounted on top of a specially modified Boeing 747 and headed to its final destination, the Smithsonian in Washington. As Discovery left Florida at first light, it saluted the past and all those who were part of the U.S.’s […]

via: myfoxhouston.com The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those. It cost $196 billion over 40 years, ended the lives of 14 astronauts and managed to make less than half the flights promised. Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/news/national/070511-space-shuttles-legacy_13983310#ixzz1RG0KXaMl