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This is an example of the way in which I think Scoopits can be created by school library teachers and used as research "first stops" for current events topics (in this case, the end of the NASA space shuttle program). Using Scoopit, students can quickly gather background information from a variety of reliable sources before beginning their research assignments.
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Space exploration priority, NASA chief says - USATODAY.com

Space exploration priority, NASA chief says - USATODAY.com | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
The United States will continue to lead in space exploration despite the end of the space shuttle program, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said.
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A generational rift over end of shuttle, future of NASA emerges with final shuttle countdown

A generational rift over end of shuttle, future of NASA emerges with final shuttle countdown | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A somewhat generational battle over NASA’s future is escalating even as NASA is about to close the book on the space shuttle era.
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Obama: We "Need Next Technological Breakthrough" in Space | Space.com

Obama: We "Need Next Technological Breakthrough" in Space | Space.com | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
"Where does America stand in space exploration?" tweeted 'Ron' at the President's "Twitter Town Hall" of July 6th 2011. And Mr. Obama responded at length; touching on Mars, asteroids, private commercial crew and resupply in Low Earth Orbit.
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The Big Question: Was the space shuttle a good investment? | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog

The Big Question: Was the space shuttle a good investment? | SciGuy | a Chron.com blog | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
The Big Question: Was the space shuttle a good investment?
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Ending space program hinders STEM education - Viewpoint - Technician - North Carolina State University

 

The facts: NASA space shuttle Atlantis will leave Earth July 8th, marking the program's final flight. The future of the program is currently unclear.
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Astronauts, soon to be jobless, ask what's next - CBS News

Astronauts, soon to be jobless, ask what's next - CBS News | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
CBS Evening News: Astronauts, soon to be jobless, ask what's next - As NASA's space shuttle program comes to an end, some American astronauts are counting down to the end of their careers...
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Shuttle Gears Up for Last Flight, With Skeleton Crew

Shuttle Gears Up for Last Flight, With Skeleton Crew | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
With no spare spacecraft available to rescue the astronauts if something goes wrong, NASA is sending four people, rather than the usual six or seven.
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Space Shuttle: End of an Era « Space « Science Today: Beyond the Headlines

Space Shuttle: End of an Era « Space « Science Today: Beyond the Headlines | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
With the launch of Atlantis next week (barring any delays), NASA's space shuttle program will officially come to an end. We look back at the spacecraft's history.
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Critics Say NASA Ignoring Its 'Backup Plan' Rule : NPR

Critics Say NASA Ignoring Its 'Backup Plan' Rule : NPR | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
Critics say NASA ignoring its 'backup plan' rule...
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Charles Bolden: NASA will be fine

Charles Bolden: NASA will be fine | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
In an hour-long live chat with users on NASA.com, NASA
Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday (July 5) addressed the
future of the space agency.
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Space shuttle Atlantis: Big-screen launch events -- and Facebook tribute

Space shuttle Atlantis: Big-screen launch events -- and Facebook tribute | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
The blastoff of the space shuttle Atlantis , the last launch planned in America's manned shuttle program, is on the bubble.
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NASA announces new homes for retiring space shuttles

NASA announces new homes for retiring space shuttles | End of NASA Shuttle Era | Scoop.it
NASA announced Tuesday the new retirement homes for the four remaining space shuttles -- three historic orbiters and the program's test vehicle.
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