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Shuttle Heads Home for the Last Time, Bidding Farewell to International Space Station
For the last time ever, the space shuttle parted ways from the International Space Station this morning, preparing to come … Continued
The Final Booster-Cam Video from the Space Shuttle Program
One of the most spectacular ways to watch a Shuttle launch (if you’re not there in person) is from the … Continued
Dear NASA: Please Keep the Promise of Human Spaceflight Alive
Or, perhaps more accurately: Dear Congress: please fund NASA sufficiently. After witnessing first-hand the extraordinary act of putting humans into space this Friday, I've realized that the importance of our...
NASA Says Space Debris Could Approach the Shuttle for the Very Last Time on Tuesday
NASA is monitoring a piece of debris from a defunct Russian satellite that could make a close approach tomorrow to … Continued
Ten Tech Innovations From NASA’s Space Shuttle That Trickled Down to Non-Astronauts
Tech designed for the space shuttle program have permeated just about every aspect of our lives. Here are ten you may not know about
As Humans Take Leave of Space, Robot Explorers Will Go Farther and Look Closer Than Ever
Reflections on the passing of one era, and the dawning of another
Atlantis Successfully Lifts Off, Capping the 30-Year Space Shuttle Program and Blowing My Mind
Casting aside a week of ominous weather, space shuttle Atlantis successfully lifted off at 11:29 AM EST today from Kennedy … Continued
Live: Space Shuttle Atlantis’s Final Launch
Morning everybody. That’s the view from the press viewing mound as of around 6:45 AM EST this morning. The weather … Continued
On a Rainy Shuttle-Launch Eve, Atlantis is Still Go, For Now
The next major hurdle to pass is the 1:30 a.m. EST "Tanking Weather Meeting"
With No More Shuttles on Standby, What’s NASA’s Plan if the Final Mission Astronauts Need Help?
Space slumber party!