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New York teenager travels to the Space Coast for Discovery’s last launch

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As the space shuttle program launches the last few scheduled missions, each launch is now a special and unique experience. WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose attended Discovery’s 39th and final launch on Thursday. After lift-off from Kennedy Space Center, she met up with a special guest, 17-year-old Zoey Strassfield.

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A group of UF students studying abroad in Cuba this summer. After returning from the Isle of Youth, their bus back to Havana was no where to be found, so the professors arranged a caravan of classic cars to drive the students back to the capital. "Couldn’t have planned that one better and we’ll be taking the cars next year instead of the bus," professor Donald Behringer said. Photo courtesy of Donald Behringer.

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