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Job Fair Today for Former Space Shuttle Workers

5:44 AM, Jul 26, 2011

the Kennedy Space Center is hosting a job fair to help nearly 8-thousand soon-to-be unemployed staff members land new jobs.

NASA Lays Off 2,000 Workers Day After Program Ends

6:08 PM, Jul 22, 2011

TITUSVILLE, Fla. -- An estimated 2,000 NASA workers were laid off Friday, one day after space shuttle Atlantis landed ending the program.

St. Augustine Family Camps Out in Car to See Atlantis Launch

8:03 AM, Jul 10, 2011

COCOA BEACH, Fla. -- It took Freedom Davis and her family 2 hours to get to Cocoa Beach from their St. Augustine home. they camped and slept in a truck to watch the last shuttle launch.

Shuttle Lifts Off for the Last Time| NEW PICTURES, VIDEO

6:27 PM, Jul 8, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL -- Thirty years and 135 missions after the space shuttle's debut, NASA launched a shuttle for the final time on Friday as Atlantis streaked into orbit from Kennedy Space Center.

Visitors Try to Watch Shuttle Launch from St. Augustine Lighthouse

5:43 PM, Jul 8, 2011

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The St. Augustine Lighthouse has always gotten visitors who wanted to watch shuttle launches from the top of the building.

10 Great Space-Related Sites

9:34 AM, Jul 8, 2011

With the final Space Shuttle launch planned for today, space fans soon will be facing cosmic withdrawal.

Never fear, an array of museums and historic sites can keep the high-flying spirit alive, says Shuttle astronaut Thomas D. Jones , who has spent 53 days living in space.

NASA Checks for Damage after Possible Lightning

5:28 PM, Jul 7, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is checking for any damage to space shuttle Atlantis or the launch pad after a lightning strike.

Weather Still Looks Bad for Shuttle's Final Flight | NEW SLIDESHOWS

12:02 PM, Jul 7, 2011

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The weather has a 70 percent chance of delaying the launch.

SpaceX Prepares for Future Space Flights with Humans

5:51 AM, Jul 7, 2011

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- It could happen as soon as 2014.

Jacksonville Teenager Develops Tool Used on Shuttle

9:14 PM, Jul 6, 2011

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- For Chelsea Partridge, her job at NASA is more than a summer internship.

Behind The Scenes At NASA: Voice of the Countdown

7:50 AM, Jul 6, 2011

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- George Diller is just as much a part of the shuttle program as the countdown clock, in fact, neither would be quite as good at their job without the other.

Space Coast will get to Keep Final Shuttle

5:31 PM, Jul 5, 2011

MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. -- Former shuttle astronaut Jon McBride came out of retirement to run the education program at Kennedy Space Visitors Center.