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Shuttle Discovery Leaves Florida For New Home

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.
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Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Final Flight Over D.C.

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.

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Shuttle Discovery To Make Final Flight, Atop A 747

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.
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Storms Threaten Great Plains With Hail, Tornadoes

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.
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Space Shuttle Discovery Joins Smithsonian

Space shuttle Discovery is expected to grace the skies over Washington next week before it takes up residence at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

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A Silver Lining When Rockets Fail In The Clouds

Robert Siegel speaks with Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, about what can be learned from rocket failures like North Korea's.
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There's A Reason It's Called Rocket Science

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.

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