Ken Bowersox

SpaceX

Guest

Former astronaut; Vice President of the Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Department at SpaceX, the rocket company owned by Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk

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Once it's retired, the shuttle Endeavour will  go on display  at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Endeavour's Last Ride, Giffords' Struggling Recovery

Once it's retired, the shuttle Endeavour will go on display at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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Tomorrow's launch of  Endeavour  will be the second-to-last in America's space-shuttle program, which has lasted for 30 years.

Endeavour's Last Ride: Countdown to the End of the Shuttle Era

Tomorrow's launch of Endeavour will be the second-to-last in America's space-shuttle program, which has lasted for 30 years.

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