- Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 4:51am
After three decades of space service, NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, began its new life as a museum relic with one final takeoff. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak Tuesday aboard a modified jumbo jet bound for Washington, where it will become a Smithsonian exhibit.
- Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 8:55am
A huge asteroid speeding through space at 30,000 miles per hour was projected to come so close to Earth on Tuesday that it would at one point travel inside the moon's orbit.
This is the closest encounter of its kind in more than 30 years, and while scientists say we have nothing to worry about, astronomers and stargazers prepared for a pretty exciting night.
Click here for more information on the asteroid, and scroll down for updates from when the asteroid passed closest to Earth.
- Submitted by admin on Sat, 10/22/2011 - 10:03am
In Their Own Words
Astronaut, NASA Administrator
What made you want to become an astronaut?
Mine is an interesting story. Ron McNair, the late, great Dr. Ron McNair who became a friend of mine many years ago and unfortunately was killed on the Challenger accident, was my inspiration for becoming an astronaut. I never dreamed of being one until I met him while I was a test pilot and he challenged me to apply for the shuttle program and that's how I applied and that's how I happened to be here.
- Submitted by admin on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 2:43pm
Space Shuttle Era: The Main Engines
- Submitted by admin on Sat, 07/09/2011 - 12:50pm
Space shuttle Atlantis is seen as it lifts off from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A at 11:29 a.m. EDT.
The launch of Atlantis on the STS-135 mission, is the final flight of the Shuttle Program.
Photo credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
July 8, 2011
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