Last mission to repair the Hubble telescope Hubble space telescope discoveries have enriched our understanding of the cosmos. In this special report, you will see facts about the Hubble space telescope, discoveries it has made and what the last mission's goals are.
For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
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By TIMES WIRES
Published May 16, 2007
BY DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT SHUTTLE CREEPS TO LAUNCH
After 2 1/2 months of repairs to its external fuel tank, space shuttle Atlantis has returned to the launch pad, ready for an early June liftoff to the international space station. The 3.4-mile trip early Tuesday aboard the massive crawler-transporter took nearly seven hours. The last time Atlantis made the trip was in February. The shuttle was on its launch pad for a mid-March launch when a freak hailstorm swept through and pounded the fuel tank. Golf ball-sized hail left thousands of dings in the tank's crucial insulating foam. Technicians sprayed on new insulation foam in some areas, hand-poured foam on other areas and sanded down spots. The launch is planned for no earlier than June 8.
Sing us a song, not a Stephen Foster song
The search for a new state song to replace the 19th century one has begun with a 21st century twist: a Web site. The Florida Music Educators' Association created justsingflorida.org to collect nominations. The group is working with state Sen. Tony Hill, D-Jacksonville, who calls Old Folks at Home racially offensive. The Web site has guidelines for entries; the deadline is Oct. 1.