Thirty Years of NASA Space Shuttle Missions Archive
08 July 2011, 04:21 PM ET
The final launch of NASA's space shuttle program left flight engineers scrambling for the right words — and wiping away tears.
08 July 2011, 11:40 AM ET
The beginning of the end of the shuttle era commenced with the lift-off of Atlantis and its crew of 4 at 11:29am EDT July 8, 2011.
08 July 2011, 11:30 AM ET
See images of space shuttle Atlantis launching on mission STS-135, the final flight of the space shuttle program.
08 July 2011, 11:22 AM ET
Atlantis blasted off Friday to kick off its STS-135 mission to the International Space Station.
08 July 2011, 05:42 AM ET
NASA's VIP guest list includes U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Kevin Sorbo, TV's "Hercules."
08 July 2011, 02:02 AM ET
The three-hour process of filling Atlantis' huge external tank began early this morning.
07 July 2011, 08:51 PM ET
Coverage of NASA's final space shuttle mission.
07 July 2011, 04:07 PM ET
The space shuttles are beloved to the thousands of workers who've devoted years to their maintenance and care.
07 July 2011, 02:08 PM ET
SPACE.com's Tariq Malik asks STS-135 payload manager Joe Delai about the affect a delay would have on experiments aboard Atlantis and whether any goodies were slipped aboard the ship for the astronauts to find in space.
07 July 2011, 12:11 PM ET
Shuttle Atlantis is all packed up, but stormy weather still clouds its Friday (July 8) launch plan.
07 July 2011, 11:36 AM ET
Fly with STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson as he describes how faithful the STA (Shuttle Training Aircraft) can be to an actual Space Shuttle on final approach.
07 July 2011, 07:00 AM ET
The space shuttle opened space up to humanity like no vehicle ever had before.
06 July 2011, 12:03 PM ET
Each of NASA's six space shuttle orbiters has its own claim to fame.
06 July 2011, 11:18 AM ET
There's a 70 percent chance that bad weather will delay the last shuttle launch on Friday.
06 July 2011, 11:00 AM ET
The cargo pod launching on NASA's final space shuttle mission is packed to the brim.
06 July 2011, 09:06 AM ET
Get a taste of what its like to sit aboard a Space Shuttle, be in the control room or in the stands during launch. Shuttle astronauts and a launch director recall the excitement.
05 July 2011, 04:08 PM ET
Space Shuttle derived technology and advancements include the artificial heart, better prosthetic limbs, cancer treating drugs, refined diagnostics and many other benefits on Earth. Narrated by Star Trek's William Shatner.
05 July 2011, 12:57 PM ET
Here's a look at the agency's three most flown space shuttles: Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis.
05 July 2011, 11:28 AM ET
There's a 60 percent chance bad weather will thwart Friday's launch of the shuttle Atlantis.
05 July 2011, 09:37 AM ET
NASA has spent more than $209 billion on the space shuttle program since 1972.
04 July 2011, 08:00 AM ET
The last crew ever to fly on a shuttle will spend their Fourth of July preparing for a July 8 launch.
03 July 2011, 02:16 PM ET
Space shuttle science has run the gamut from biology experiments to materials science studies.
03 July 2011, 07:51 AM ET
Here are some of the most patriotic missions by NASA's space shuttle program, just in time for the Fourth of July.
02 July 2011, 11:08 AM ET
The four astronauts flying the final shuttle mission of NASA's space shuttle program are raring to go.
01 July 2011, 04:13 PM ET
Space shuttle science has run the gamut from biology experiments to materials science studies.
01 July 2011, 11:17 AM ET
See photos of NASA's preparations for the last space shuttle mission, STS-135 aboard Atlantis.
30 June 2011, 07:27 PM ET
New rockets, spaceships, landers, and more will be needed for deep space missions.
28 June 2011, 05:24 PM ET
NASA's reusable spaceship has had countless photogenic moments over the years.
28 June 2011, 03:09 PM ET
This cool space wallpaper reveals the space shuttle Discovery is more complex, cramped, and altogether more awesome from the inside than imagined.
28 June 2011, 03:04 PM ET
The space shuttle Discovery is more complex, cramped, and altogether more awesome from the inside than I ever imagined.
28 June 2011, 11:06 AM ET
Atlantis and its STS-135 crew will deliver the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module "Raffaello" to the space station to serve as a moving van for supplies, finished experiments, waste and shuttle related equipment. Also, DEXTRE gets a workout and more.
28 June 2011, 11:00 AM ET
Top NASA officials will set an official shuttle launch date and time after today's Flight Readiness Review.
28 June 2011, 08:00 AM ET
A brief synopsis of the space shuttle program's long and storied history.
27 June 2011, 04:40 PM ET
After 30 years and 135 missions, NASA's storied space shuttle program comes to a close in 2011.
27 June 2011, 04:05 PM ET
After 30 years and 135 missions, NASA's storied space shuttle program comes to a close in 2011.
27 June 2011, 03:58 PM ET
After 30 years and 135 missions, NASA's storied space shuttle program comes to a close in 2011.