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Space Shuttle Discovery will land April 17 at Dulles

A modified 747 airplane will carry the Space Shuttle Discovery on its back Tuesday morning from Florida to Washington.

Saturday - 04/07/2012, 03:01pm EDT

Tags: Space Shuttle Discovery, airplane, dulles airport, Dulles International Airport, Udvar-Hazy Center, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian

ISS astronaut captures stunning 'star trail' photos (VIDEO)

Don Pettit, a NASA astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station, took some beautiful, high-resolution photographs of the star-scape over Earth's surface, and the aurora borealis that dances across the atmosphere. Photographer Alex Rivest compiled the resulting images into a time-lapse video, producing some truly breathtaking footage.

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 10:45am EDT

Tags: Don Pettit, astronaut

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:53am EDT

Tags: morning stories, Supreme Court, Trayvon Martin, deer, nuclear bomb,

NASA to put mobile tracking station on Bermuda

NASA has signed an agreement with the government of Bermuda to establish a temporary mobile tracking station.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 05:06am EST

Tags: Bermuda, RoomStore, Wallops Flight Facility, Eastern Shore

A close call of the astral kind, February 2013

An asteroid is headed this way next year, and it will be a close call by celestial standards, says Donald Yeomans from NASA'S Near-Earth Object Program.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 12:02pm EST

Tags: Near-Earth Object Program, asteroid

LEGO space shuttle makes trek to the stars (VIDEO)

Who needs NASA and its fancy space shuttle program?

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 12:29pm EST

Tags: LEGO, Space Shuttle, YouTube, Mashable

Smithsonian plans festival to welcome Discovery

The Smithsonian Institution is planning a four-day festival with NASA to welcome space shuttle Discovery into its collection in April.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 11:07am EST

Tags: Smithsonian, shuttle Discovery, National Air and Space Museum

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