FROM Irene Klotz
As the Space Shuttle Era Ends, What's Next for NASA? After 30 years and an investment of some $200 billion, the Space Shuttle Program ended this morning when Atlantis touched down at Cape Canaveral. As one era of space exploration comes to an end, what's in store for the next one?
As the Space Shuttle Era Ends, What's Next for NASA? The Shuttle Atlantis touched down at 5:57 this morning East Coast Time: the last of 135 shuttle missions carrying 330 astronauts, 14 of whom lost their lives. NASA has plans for a big new rocket, but American astronauts will ride vehicles made by the private sector and other countries, at least for the next few years. We get a report from Cape Canaveral and talk with a veteran astronaut and others about America's future in space.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.