Thirty Years of NASA Space Shuttle Missions Archive
19 April 2012, 06:15 PM ET
See rare views of space shuttle Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet.
19 April 2012, 04:41 PM ET
Shuttle Discovery's crewmembers gave it a heartfelt Smithsonian sendoff.
19 April 2012, 11:15 AM ET
After 39 trips to space, shuttle Discovery has pulled into its retirement home.
19 April 2012, 11:07 AM ET
The space shuttle Discovery is suspended from a sling held by two cranes shortly after the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) was pushed back from underneath at Washington Dulles International Airport in this amazing space wallpaper.
19 April 2012, 07:28 AM ET
See photos of NASA's Enterprise, the first winged space shuttle prototype.
19 April 2012, 06:52 AM ET
Discovery will be rolled into its final home today, while Enterprise will roll out on its way to NYC.
19 April 2012, 06:00 AM ET
Why Discovery is so dirty, and some other interesting information.
18 April 2012, 02:27 PM ET
NASA's space shuttle Discovery is the world's most traveled winged spaceship and the oldest in the U.S. fleet.
18 April 2012, 10:47 AM ET
NASA is opening a new chapter of space exploration, the agency's administrator said Tuesday.
18 April 2012, 07:42 AM ET
Two huge cranes will lift Discovery off its jumbo jet carrier today.
18 April 2012, 07:13 AM ET
Mounted atop a retro-fitted 747, the the first space shuttle to be retired was flown to its new home in Washington D.C.. Its set to go on public display at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.
17 April 2012, 05:55 PM ET
The zoomable high-definition pictures show the shuttle's interior in great detail.
17 April 2012, 05:21 PM ET
About 6,000 people gathered at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center to watch shuttle Discovery fly in from Florida.
17 April 2012, 11:05 AM ET
NASA's oldest and most-traveled space shuttle has made its last flight in history.
17 April 2012, 09:00 AM ET
See photos of space shuttle Discovery's final flight to the National Air and Space Museum's annex hangar in Chantilly, Va.
17 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Discovery will be permanently displayed at the National Air and Space Museum's vehicle annex.
17 April 2012, 12:44 AM ET
NASA's reusable spaceship has had countless photogenic moments over the years, but here are just a few.
17 April 2012, 12:13 AM ET
On Tuesday, Discovery will fly atop a jumbo jet from Florida to Virginia, with a pass over Washington, D.C.
16 April 2012, 05:10 PM ET
SpaceX's Dragon capsule is slated to blast off on April 30.
16 April 2012, 12:51 PM ET
Prime viewing spots in Florida and Washington, D.C., highlight Discovery's April 17 flight.
16 April 2012, 10:18 AM ET
Take a look back to the time NASA built the space shuttle Discovery in the early 1980s, as the storied orbiter retires after 26 years of spaceflight.
16 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The space shuttle Discovery will be delivered to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
16 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The space shuttle Discovery will be delivered to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
13 April 2012, 04:14 PM ET
The orbiter and its flying taxi, a retrofitted jumbo 747, have shared many a flight. Take a look at the history and development of the Mate-Demate Device (MDD) and catch a time-lapse of the joining of these two massive aerial machines.
13 April 2012, 03:14 PM ET
NASA ended its 30-year space shuttle program in 2011. Was it the right time?
13 April 2012, 11:54 AM ET
History will come full circle when the modified jet carries Enterprise once again.
13 April 2012, 10:27 AM ET
A step-by-step guide to shuttle Discovery's last journey.
13 April 2012, 04:45 AM ET
Here’s a look at how NASA moves its giant space shuttles across the country atop rejiggered Boeing jets.
12 April 2012, 10:58 AM ET
The space station astronauts are celebrating two important milestones in human spaceflight.
10 April 2012, 12:02 PM ET
Take our quiz on the reusable space plane. How much do you know?
10 April 2012, 08:24 AM ET
A pair of retrofitted jumbo 747's carried the orbiters cross country on many occasions. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, they'll make their final deliveries of Discovery, Endeavour and Enterprise to their new museum homes.
05 April 2012, 03:52 PM ET
The T-38 jets flew about 1,500 feet over the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
05 April 2012, 10:42 AM ET
The Atlas 5 launch vehicle needs about three more years' worth of work before it can carry astronauts.
04 April 2012, 12:54 PM ET
See some amazing photos of NASA's supersonic T-38 jet planes, the aircraft used to train astronauts for space travel.
04 April 2012, 11:51 AM ET
Two supersonic NASA jets will scout the path for space shuttle Discovery's Washington D.C. arrival.
02 April 2012, 04:40 PM ET
Shuttle Discovery and the prototype Enterprise are on the move this month.