Friday's live video events
Space shuttle Atlantis is expected to launch, weather permitting, this morning
July 8th, 2011
07:50 AM ET

Friday's live video events

Thirty years of space shuttle launches will come to a conclusion today, weather permitting, when Atlantis lifts off for the last time.  Watch Live for continuing coverage of the final launch of the shuttle program.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Future of Social Security hearing - Social Security has been a hot topic of debate when it comes to dealing with the deficit.  The House Ways and Means Committee discusses possible changes to the program.

11:00 am ET - White House briefing - The debt ceiling debate will likely dominate Jay Carney's daily briefing with the White House press corps.

11:26 am ET - Final shuttle launch - Space shuttle Atlantis is expected to launch one last time from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

6:40 pm ET - Royal couple arrives in U.S. - Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touch down in Los Angeles for a three-day visit. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

Filed under: Budget • Economy • Shuttle • Space
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. michaelfury

    July 8, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. ben

    How about we discuss changes to congress' cushy retirement plan while we're at it. It's time to put an end to lifetime benefits for congressmen just because they won an election. No business has that kind of retirement. And please don't rant about how congressmen can make more in private business, if they want to do that they're more than welcome we couldn't possibly get anything worse than we've gotten the past 40+ years.

    July 8, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Amen Ben! Common sense prevails! But as we all know our government doesnt plan any cuts that affect them. Time to fire em all and start over!!! Our country is being run by greedy idiots. Time 4 us 2 stand up and show em we are sick of how they are country

    July 9, 2011 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. ben

    Thank you Chrissy, I'm sure pretty soon someone will get on here and post about how they've "earned" it though.

    July 9, 2011 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. ben

    @Jazzzzz: that is so very true.

    July 9, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |