Space Shuttle Articles

NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Being Reassembled in Houston

For decades the space shuttle program was the crown jewel of NASA’s space initiative. Dozens of astronauts were launched into orbit inside the reusable space shuttles, returning weeks later inside the shuttles, which were designed to glide in for a …

Challenger Disaster: Amazing New Photos
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On January 28, 1986, the Challenger Space Shuttle was launched on a live broadcast. 73 seconds after the shuttle was launched, it broke apart and killed all 7 crew members. A recovery operation was able to locate many pieces of …

Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands in $100m Museum

Space Shuttle Atlantis has landed in its final resting place. Well, technically, it’s suspended three stories up, so, absent some disaster, it won’t be touching down again any time soon. The last of the shuttles to go into orbit, Atlantis …

NASA to Remember Fallen Astronauts on February 1

NASA announced today that its yearly “Day of Remembrance” for fallen astronauts will be held on February 1. The date marks the 10th anniversary of the day the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Flags at …

NASA And Craig Technologies Sign 5 Year Space Act Agreement NASA And Craig Technologies Sign 5 Year Space Act Agreement
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Today it was announced that NASA and Craig Technologies have signed a five-year, non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement which will have NASA loaning 1,600 pieces of space shuttle era equipment to Craig Technologies. The agreement will have Craig Technologies maintain an …

A Brief History of the Space Shuttle Discovery

The space shuttle Discovery arrived at the Smithsonian today after a short flight from Dulles Airport. NASA officially handed over the shuttle to the National Air and Space Museum in a symbolic end to an era of federal funded American …

Video of The Last Atlantis Landing Video of The Last Atlantis Landing
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STS-135, otherwise known as the Atlantis Shuttle, made its final landing early Thursday morning around 6:00am. It was a successful mission that ended on a sad note, because it signified the end of the space shuttle era, one that lasted …

Philly Inquirer Confuses Atlantis With Challenger on Twitter Philly Inquirer Confuses Atlantis With Challenger on Twitter

Earlier today space shuttle Atlantis launched into space, which marked the end to NASA’s 30-year space program. As with anything else, people flocked to social media to discuss the monumentos, yet sad, event. Mere moments after the countdown clock hit …

NASA Will Fly Your Face In Space
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NASA is inviting people to send photos of their faces into orbit aboard one of the final remaining space shuttle missions.

Visitors to the "Face in Space" website can upload their picture to fly with the astronauts aboard shuttle Discovery’s STS-133 mission or Endeavour’s STS-134 mission. Participants will receive a special certificates from the Face in Space website once the mission is over.

NASA Invites Twitter Followers To Space Center In Houston
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NASA is offering its Twitter followers a chance to personally get an up close look of a space shuttle mission at the agency’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.

NASA is hosting a Tweetup on Wednesday, May 19 during Atlantis’ STS-132 mission to the International Space Station. Atlantis will launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, May 14 at 1:20 p.m. CST.