Space Roundup February 27, 2015

Even though the space shuttle program ended in 2011 there are still astronauts aboard the International Space Station. It provides us a platform to accomplish great things and inspire the next generation. Getting to see Atlantis’ final landing in person at Kennedy Space Center was an amazing experience. A plaque now marks the shuttle’s final landing site at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility runway.

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Here’s a roundup of various space related articles:

A spacewalk this week ended successfully despite some spacesuit issues.

We’ve lost a not only a great science fiction icon but a space advocate as well. Yes there actually is a Space Shuttle named after the starship Enterprise. NASA’s pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy.

Here’s an amazing vehicle celebrating 50 years.

Orbital is setting its sites on its next launch.

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