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June 1, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Travel & Deal blogger
On Tuesday, a few hours before the space shuttle Endeavour touched down on its final flight, its sister spacecraftAtlantis was rolled out to the launch pad atNASA'sKennedy Space Center inFlorida to prepare for its final journey into space. The launch, scheduled for July 8, will mark the end of the 30-year manned shuttle program.  The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center has a limited number of Atlantis launch tickets to be sold for viewing from three locations. It has set a one-week registration period that will end at 2 p.m. PDT Sunday for people who want to be eligible for tickets, according to its website.
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SPORTS
November 27, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
When: 10 a.m. Where: Imperial Arena, Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas On the air: TV: AXS (found on DirecTV, AT&T and Dish Network); Radio: 710 Records: USC 4-1; Villanova 4-0. Update: The Trojans are on a four-game winning streak - all at home and not against the quality competition they will find in the three-day Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. Guard Byron Wesley leads the Trojans with a 19.8-point scoring average. The Wildcats are led by junior forward JayVaughn Pinkston, who averages 20.3 points.
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NATIONAL
November 2, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON--The last of the retired space shuttles is headed for its final landing. Atlantis was making its 9.8-mile journey Friday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to its permanent new home at the nearby visitors complex. "Godspeed Atlantis, on your next mission of inspiration and motivation," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. VIDEO: Timelapse journey of Endeavour "It's now NASA's honor to permanently house this magnificent spacecraft right here where she rose to the skies 33 times carrying 156 men and women," said Bolden, a former astronaut who flew on Atlantis.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
BBC America announced Wednesday that it has picked up a second season of its sci-fi/fantasy series "Atlantis. " The 13-part series premiered on Saturday and attracted 838,000 viewers. This made it the highest-rated series premiere ever for the channel's Supernatural Saturday. "Atlantis" is also the most successful new Saturday night drama to air on all BBC channels since 2006. The series imagines the lost city of Atlantis as an adventure world and battleground for some of the most legendary names in Greek mythology.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2012
'The Secret Kingdom' and 'The Emperor of Atlantis' What: L.A. Opera's Domingo-Thornton Young Artists and members of the Colburn Orchestra Where: Zipper Hall, the Colburn School, 200 S. Grand Ave., downtown L.A. When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 to $50 Information: (213) 621-1050 or http://www.colburnschool.edu Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
"Dr. Who," "Dr. Who" and more "Dr. Who. "  By now even those few Americans still disavowing their inner geeks and/or Anglophiles must know the British sci-fi classic "Dr. Who" is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary (yes, it debuted in Britain on the day of the Kennedy assassination, small comfort, but comfort nonetheless.) No other show has been as influential, ubiquitous and impossible to quench as the story of the lonely Time Lord wandering the galaxies in search of people and planets to save.  Through television's niftiest narrative sleight of hand, a defining characteristic of a Time Lord, along with his two hearts, is the tendency to regenerate every few years.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
BBC America announced Wednesday that it has picked up a second season of its sci-fi/fantasy series "Atlantis. " The 13-part series premiered on Saturday and attracted 838,000 viewers. This made it the highest-rated series premiere ever for the channel's Supernatural Saturday. "Atlantis" is also the most successful new Saturday night drama to air on all BBC channels since 2006. The series imagines the lost city of Atlantis as an adventure world and battleground for some of the most legendary names in Greek mythology.
NEWS
July 5, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you're heading to Florida's Space Coast in hopes of seeing the final space shuttle, Atlantis, take off Friday, expect to be shoulder to shoulder with about 1 million people. Hotel bookings are setting a record. And take note: The launch date is under a cloud--literally. The launch will mark the end of the three-decade-old manned shuttle program. Atlantis is scheduled to blast off at 11:26 a.m. EDT Friday,  though NASA's online shuttle report said a 60% chance of showers and storms forecast for Friday could delay the launch.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Leveraging the wildly anticipated, international, multimedia debut of the "Doctor Who" anniversary special, BBC America is smartly following "The Day of the Doctor" with the premiere Saturday of "Atlantis. " The new fantasy-action-adventure series is a crazy, narratively exasperating yet still quite appealing mess of Greek mythology, early mathematics (Pythagoras is a character) and vague Mediterranean history. It nicely capitalizes on the sly humor of icon tweakage, the growing popularity of genre heroes and the success of the Percy Jackson series.
NEWS
May 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
Technicians today replaced two faulty fuel system parts aboard space shuttle Atlantis, and NASA hopes to reschedule the once-aborted launch attempt for as early as Thursday. Space agency spokeswoman Lisa Malone said a new pump and 4-inch fuel line were installed and were being prepared for pressure, leak and other checks. Shuttle managers scheduled a meeting this afternoon to consider a new launch date. Earlier they had said the earliest possible liftoff date is Friday, but with the work progressing smoothly they said today that a Thursday afternoon liftoff is a possibility.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Leveraging the wildly anticipated, international, multimedia debut of the "Doctor Who" anniversary special, BBC America is smartly following "The Day of the Doctor" with the premiere Saturday of "Atlantis. " The new fantasy-action-adventure series is a crazy, narratively exasperating yet still quite appealing mess of Greek mythology, early mathematics (Pythagoras is a character) and vague Mediterranean history. It nicely capitalizes on the sly humor of icon tweakage, the growing popularity of genre heroes and the success of the Percy Jackson series.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
"Dr. Who," "Dr. Who" and more "Dr. Who. "  By now even those few Americans still disavowing their inner geeks and/or Anglophiles must know the British sci-fi classic "Dr. Who" is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary (yes, it debuted in Britain on the day of the Kennedy assassination, small comfort, but comfort nonetheless.) No other show has been as influential, ubiquitous and impossible to quench as the story of the lonely Time Lord wandering the galaxies in search of people and planets to save.  Through television's niftiest narrative sleight of hand, a defining characteristic of a Time Lord, along with his two hearts, is the tendency to regenerate every few years.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks - which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as many think they should, but rather distinguishing themselves from it. By getting classic. Which is not necessarily to say good - though not necessarily to say bad, either. FOR THE RECORD: Fall TV preview: A capsule description of the new DirecTV drama "Full Circle" in the Sept.
NATIONAL
April 26, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
America has lost its head. Really. The head, about 7 feet tall and weighing 200 to 300 pounds, was successfully wrestled out of the Hudson River by the Marist College crew team, which saw it bobbing near Poughkeepsie. No one has claimed it.  “I'm a little shocked,” college spokesman Greg Cannon told the Los Angeles Times on Friday.  “It's been four days and with all of the attention it's got, someone would have come forward to claim it. But no one has.” The head, which appears to be made of foam, is about 5 feet at its widest and encased in some kind of fiberglass, Cannon said.
NATIONAL
March 22, 2013
WASHINGTON - So what if it never flew into space? The retired space shuttle Enterprise, NASA's test orbiter, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The orbiter, now at New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, becomes the first space shuttle to receive the honorary designation. The National Park Service described the orbiter as "exceptionally significant" because of its role in the shuttle program. New York landed the Enterprise after a fierce national competition for the retired shuttles.
NATIONAL
November 2, 2012 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON--The last of the retired space shuttles is headed for its final landing. Atlantis was making its 9.8-mile journey Friday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to its permanent new home at the nearby visitors complex. "Godspeed Atlantis, on your next mission of inspiration and motivation," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said. VIDEO: Timelapse journey of Endeavour "It's now NASA's honor to permanently house this magnificent spacecraft right here where she rose to the skies 33 times carrying 156 men and women," said Bolden, a former astronaut who flew on Atlantis.
NEWS
May 5, 1989 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, Times Science Writer
With only five minutes left in its 64-minute launch "window," the space shuttle Atlantis roared into orbit on a cloud of flame and smoke at 11:47 a.m. PDT Thursday, launching the United States into a new era of planetary exploration after an 11-year hiatus. A little over six hours after launch, at 6:01 p.m., Atlantis carried out its prime objective when mission specialist Mark C. Lee triggered a spring-loaded platform that sent the $325-million Magellan spacecraft spinning from the orbiter's 60-foot-long payload bay. Exactly an hour later, after Atlantis had moved a safe distance away from it, the first of Magellan's two solid rocket motors ignited, launching the craft on its 15-month, 800-million-mile voyage to Venus, where it will use radar to map the surface of Earth's sister planet.
SCIENCE
November 2, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
The space shuttle Atlantis began its last voyage Friday morning, traveling 10 miles from Cape Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building to the Visitor Complex at the cape. Atlantis is the third and final active shuttle to be sent to a museum, and its transfer formally ends NASA's shuttle program. Once it arrives at the visitor center, Atlantis will be suspended upside down with its cargo bay doors open as though it were floating in space. The exhibit of Endeavour, which captivated Los Angeles during its move from LAX to the Discovery Science Center, officially opened Tuesday.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2012 | By Richard Simon
Granted, moving Atlantis, the last of the retired space shuttles, won't be as difficult as Endeavour's recent, and tortuous, trip through Los Angeles. That journey required the chopping down of hundreds of trees - and Endeavour arrived 16 hours behind schedule Still, moving Atlantis 9.8 miles will be no piece of cake. “You're talking about 165,000 pounds, a national treasure, a priceless artifact.... No pressure," said Tim Macy, director of project development and construction for Delaware North Cos., which operates the Kennedy Space Center visitors complex in Florida.
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