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(Photos by Steve Tawa)

Drexel Students Honor Shuttle Commander Ferguson, An Alumnus

Two Drexel students designed the official NASA patches for the mission.


(Franklin Institute chief astronomer Derrick Pitts.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute Sends Memento Aboard Final Space Shuttle Flight

You’ll be able to see the space shuttle over Philadelphia between four and seven times each day, according to Franklin Institute’s chief astronomer, Derrick Pitts.


(Photo Credit: Getty Images/William Thomas Cain)

Philadelphia Native Chris Ferguson Leads Final NASA Atlantis Mission

Atlantis is taking Ferguson on his third shuttle skyride; it’s the Archbishop Ryan High School and Drexel University grad’s second time in the commander’s seat.



Space Shuttle Era Nears An End With Philadelphia Commander

The space shuttle Atlantis inched its way closer to the Cape Canaveral launch pad and to the history books.