Thirty Years of NASA Space Shuttle Missions
NASA's space shuttle fleet is hanging up its wings after 30 years. The first shuttle flight, STS-1, launched on April 12, 1981.
The two space mementos serve as a constant reminder of NASA's shuttle contribution to the space station.
See photos of NASA's historic final space shuttle mission, STS-135.
NASA continues a long tradition of using music to wake up the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis on NASA’s last shuttle mission, STS-135.
Glenn was the first American to orbit Earth and the oldest person ever to fly in space.
Atlantis' four astronauts have boarded their spaceship for their return trip to Earth.
The astronauts are in for a poignant farewell as they wrap up the last space shuttle trip to the space station.
The astronauts talked about where they'd like to travel next in the solar system, and whether they listen to iPods on the space station.
The astronauts will enjoy some off-duty time today on the International Space Station.
The astronauts fixed some broken shuttle parts and pressed on with moving tons of cargo to the space station.
Beyonce Knowles sent the Atlantis crew a special wakeup call as ground teams analyze a recent computer glitch.
Obama asks Atlantis astronauts about an American flag that has a long space legacy.
The eerie green southern lights and Earth provide a stunning background for shuttle Atlantis.
SPACE.com's Tariq Malik and Elmo converse about living in space, shuttle launches, and NASA's asteroid bound future.
President Barack Obama spoke with astronauts about the legacy of the Space Shuttle and his commitment to Humanity's future in space. This call comes against a background of turmoil between NASA and the US Congress.
President Barack Obama called the astronauts aboard the International Space Station today.
For the members of NASA's astronaut corps, there are plenty of reasons to stick around after the space shuttle's retirement.
Join the captain of NASA ship Freedom Star as he describes what it takes to find and reacquire space shuttle's solid rocket boosters after splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.
A glitch with one of the shuttle Atlantis' onboard computers kept the astronauts up past their bedtime.