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Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii for repairs

The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft has been grounded in Hawaii, its crew said Saturday, after a grueling five-day, fuel-less flight across the Pacific Ocean overheated its batteries.

A plane that runs on the sun to end US journey

A revolutionary solar-powered plane is about to end a slow, symbolic journey across America by quietly buzzing the Statue of Liberty and landing in a city whose buildings often obscure the sun.

After victory lap, Endeavor rolls to retirement

(AP)—Space shuttle Endeavour rocketed beyond Earth orbit 25 times. Its 26th mission: a 12-mile (19-kilometer) commute through the streets of Los Angeles to its new retirement home in a museum.

Endeavour salutes Giffords en route to California

(AP)—Space shuttle Endeavour returned to its California roots Thursday after a wistful cross-country journey that paid homage to NASA workers and former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband.

Kelly, Giffords watch Endeavour fly over Ariz.

(AP)—The last commander of the space shuttle Endeavour said "That's my spaceship" as it flew over Tucson, Ariz., in honor of him and his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

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