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The Galveston County Daily News : Space

July 29, 2014


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Space shuttle replica gets its ‘Independence’

WEBSTER — The Space Shuttle replica at Space Center Houston officially got its new name on Friday. 

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Public invited to ‘Rise of Independence’
Posted: July 23, 2014

HOUSTON — The public is invited to see a giant crane lift the space shuttle replica Independence to its permanent home atop Space Center Houston’s historic shuttle carrier aircraft on Aug. 14.

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Saturday 05/24/2014
Space advocates make pitch in D.C.
Posted: May 24, 2014

For the 23rd year, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and the Citizens for Space Exploration journeyed to Washington, D.C., to advocate for manned space exploration. 

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Wednesday 04/30/2014
Shuttle carrier aircraft arrives at Space Center Houston
Updated: April 30, 2014 - 8:22 am

Two days after it began its trek from Ellington field, the Boeing 747 Space Shuttle Carrier aircraft arrived at its final destination at Space Center Houston Wednesday morning.

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Tuesday 04/29/2014
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft begins final journey to Space Center Houston
Updated: April 29, 2014 - 5:45 am

HOUSTON — The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft began it's journey from Ellington Field to its final resting place at Space Center Houston on Monday.

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People flock to see Shuttle Carrier Aircraft’s trip
Updated: April 29, 2014 - 6:23 am

HOUSTON — People gathered on the side of state Highway 3 on Monday night to see sections of the eight-story Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft inch their way toward Space Center Houston.

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Monday 04/28/2014
Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to begin trek to Space Center Houston
Updated: April 29, 2014 - 5:46 am

WEBSTER —The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew into Ellington Field for an air show. When it leaves today it will roll out in pieces.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
Transport of 747 to close roadways
Posted: April 24, 2014

WEBSTER — The Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft that once ferried NASA space shuttles across the country will make one more short trip to become part of an exhibit at Space Center Houston. 

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Friday 04/18/2014
SpaceX to try launch again
Posted: April 18, 2014

SpaceX will once again attempt to send its Dragon spacecraft into outer space after a launch earlier this week was scrubbed due to a leak in the rocket. 

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Space Poll

What do you think of the idea to locate a spaceport at Ellington Airport near NASA's Johnson Space Center?

The Houston Airport System proposed building a spaceport at Ellington Field that would serve as a terminal for commercial space tourism, high-speed cargo flights and hubs for commercial space companies and education facilities.

Total Votes: 323