At Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers sent the retired space shuttle Discovery into the sky for a final time. On top of a jumbo jet, it was flown to Washington, D.C., bound four a museum run by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Residents of the D.C. area reacted with emotion Tuesday morning to the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery, as it circled the District en route to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
The first of NASA's retired space shuttles will make its way to its new retirement home on April 17. The well-traveled orbiter will be flown low over the nation's capital before being placed on permanent display at the Smithsonian.
Major storms have reached a swath of the Great Plains from Oklahoma City up through central Kansas and into Nebraska. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with Chance Hayes, the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wichita, Kansas.
The history of rocket launches is filled with failure, but out of those failures came knowledge that helped lead to success, experts note. The question is whether North Korea's latest failure will put it on a successful path.
In a new book, Relics: Travels in Nature's Time Machine, Harvard entomologist and photographer Piotr Naskrecki documents his travels, from New Guinea to New Zealand and beyond, looking for organisms whose genes can tell us something about conditions on Earth millions of years ago.
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