Space Shuttle Aftermath: Does China Threaten U.S. in Space?

When Chris Ferguson, commander of the space shuttle Atlantis, left the International Space Station for the last time, he left behind a symbolic gift. It was a small U.S. flag that had flown in space 30 years before, on the very first shuttle flight in 1981, and it is to be retrieved by the next astronauts to be launched from U.S. soil -- something that may be several years away. The astronauts of Atlantis are ending the space shuttle era just as other countries ramp up their own space...Full Story
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