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Atlantis heads home

The space shuttle Atlantis will make its way home for its final touchdown tomorrow morning. The landing marks the completion of the NASA space program. WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana spoke with CBS correspondent Peter King, who has covered the space program for over 15 years: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KingQnA.mp3]

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Remembering man’s first lunar step

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of mankind’s first step on the moon. It also marks the upcoming end to America’s manned space program. The Space Shuttle Atlantis crew will land on Thursday, finishing the last of the space missions. WUFT- FM reporters Dina Lewis and Kareem Sandy talked with Gainesville residents who recall where they were when they received the news about the first man landing on the moon.

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Poynter Institute: Murdoch hurts journalism profession

Revelations about how the British tabloid News of the World journalists had illegally accessed voice mails and bribed law enforcement officers continue to unfold. New information about phone hacking victims has intensified the public’s response. This morning (Tuesday) a British Parliament committee questioned media mogul Rupert Murdoch and others involved …

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First gay judge appointed

History has been made after Paul Oetken became the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge. Oetken was appointed yesterday after a majority vote of 80 to 13 in the Senate. Communications Director for Equality Florida, Ryan Winfield, says the confirmation shows progress in the fight …

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Atlantis, UF research scheduled to touch down Thursday

What do astronauts, biodiesel fuels and microgravity have in common? They’re all involved in a UF research experiment currently orbiting the earth. As Steven Gallo reports, the reseach aboard NASA’s final shuttle mission could open doors into a new alternative energy source. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPAtlantisResearchWRAP.mp3]

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Keystone Heights man gives his account of Atlantis shuttle launch

The launch of Atlantis marked NASA’s final shuttle mission. A North Central Florida man whose entire life has revolved around aeronautical advances was in Cape Canaveral on Friday to witness the historic event firsthand. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AtlantisLaunchReactionWRAP.mp3]

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Atlantis embarks on last shuttle mission

Shortly before noon, Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on its last mission as part of NASA’s shuttle program. The end of the shuttle program will leave as many as 9,000 workers at Kennedy Space Center without jobs. Many of them have worked together for decades.Last month, about three dozen shuttle veterans …

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Final launch for NASA most likely to be postponed

Tomorrow will mark what is supposed to be the end of NASA’s shuttle program. Samantha Taub spoke with CBS Correspondeent Peter King about the shuttle Atlantis’ final launch and what is next to come. King says despite efforts to take off tomorrow, certain conditions could postpone the final flight a …

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