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Bon Voyage and Farewell, Atlantis

May 14, 2010
The space shuttle Atlantis is prepped and ready to launch into space one last time, the first of three final flights for each of NASA’s soon-to-be-retired shuttles. She will carry with her six veteran astronauts, a Russian module bound for the International Space Station and a heap of unanswered questions about the future of the manned space program.

U.S. Sticks to Its Missiles in Eastern Europe

Jun 15, 2007
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is shooting down a proposition from Russia to swap out the US's planned missile shield in Eastern Europe for a radar system in Azerbaijan, according to the Associated Press Meanwhile, ABC News reports that higher-ups from Russia's Energia Space Rocket Corp are concerned that U-originated equipment aboard the space station may have caused a "fatal flaw" in the works.