Thirty Years of NASA Space Shuttle Missions Archive
18 April 2011, 08:13 AM ET
An animated look at the passenger and logistics module of the Skylon space plane, a concept vehicle that could be operational by 2020.
15 April 2011, 05:23 PM ET
Shuttle contractor USA will let go of thousands of employees along with the space shuttle's retirement.
15 April 2011, 11:00 AM ET
You could soon be in the co-pilot's seat as Rocketship Tours launches XCOR's Lynx on sub-orbital flights. XCOR president Jeff Greason and former Space Shuttle Commander Rick Searfoss explain what you'll see and feel.
14 April 2011, 02:53 PM ET
A bid to continue flying the orbiters as a commercial service is still in the works – even if it is considered a long shot.
13 April 2011, 06:01 PM ET
A large crowd gathered at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum exploded in cheers when they learned the museum would receive a retired shuttle orbiter.
13 April 2011, 05:40 PM ET
All together, the three shuttles are worth more than $15 billion dollars.
13 April 2011, 02:36 PM ET
The Tigris and Euphrates rivers were part of the first views of Earth by space shuttle astronauts.
13 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET
The era of American space planes is far from over.
12 April 2011, 01:33 PM ET
The final resting homes for NASA's shuttles Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour and Enterprise are decided.
12 April 2011, 07:29 AM ET
As the the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch nears, SPACE.com talked to the shuttle's first pilot about getting the whole thing started.
12 April 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Politics, funding, and technical challenges put a stop to any attempts to build a 'Space Shuttle 2'
12 April 2011, 06:00 AM ET
The 30th anniversary of the space shuttle and 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight make today momentous.
12 April 2011, 12:36 AM ET
Five decades after the historic first human spaceflight on April 12, 1961, there is still much more to explore beyond our home planet Earth.
11 April 2011, 06:10 PM ET
All of the space shuttle orbiters will be sent to museums in places with historical ties to spaceflight.
11 April 2011, 03:47 PM ET
The space shuttle provides pricey but useful lessons for future spaceflight endeavors.
11 April 2011, 12:19 PM ET
The sun rises over Kennedy Space Center as space shuttle Columbia awaits the start of STS-1, the first space shuttle mission, which launched on April 12, 1981.
11 April 2011, 11:22 AM ET
SPACE.com remembers the men and women who lost their lives during spaceflight missions.
11 April 2011, 07:00 AM ET
Some museum officials will be thrilled, and many others disappointed, when the decision is announced on Tuesday.
08 April 2011, 03:28 PM ET
SPACE.com spoke to Wayne Hale about the upcoming anniversary of NASA's first space shuttle launch.
08 April 2011, 09:31 AM ET
The STS-1 mission launched NASA astronauts John W. Young and Robert Crippen into space for a 54.4 hour, 36 orbit test flight of Space Shuttle Columbia on April 12, 1981.
06 April 2011, 10:40 PM ET
NASA's shuttle, the U.S. spaceship of choice, has helped build the largest space station among other feats.
06 April 2011, 06:11 PM ET
NASA is preparing for a shutdown of the federal government, which could begin this weekend if Congress can't agree on a budget.
04 April 2011, 06:30 PM ET
Fifty years ago this month, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to reach outer space. And he's has just returned — albeit in name only.
04 April 2011, 10:10 AM ET
A space traffic jam at the International Space Station forced the 10-day delay.
04 April 2011, 07:02 AM ET
Take a look at the museums vying to nab one of NASA's space shuttles for display.
01 April 2011, 03:47 PM ET
The astronauts slated to fly the final mission of space shuttle Endeavour ran through a practice launch countdown today.
01 April 2011, 12:48 PM ET
The spouses of two astronauts who died in the space shuttle Columbia accident have joined Houston’s vociferous campaign to win a retired space shuttle.
31 March 2011, 02:27 PM ET
Mother Nature hasn't been cooperating in NASA's preparations to launch Endeavour on its final flight next month.
31 March 2011, 01:08 PM ET
Experimental light therapy helped reduce the painful side effects of cancer treatment.
30 March 2011, 12:57 AM ET
The six astronauts planning to launch aboard Endeavour next month arrived for training activities.
29 March 2011, 01:32 PM ET
Which space museum will win the honors of a NASA space shuttle?
29 March 2011, 12:38 PM ET
NASA wants your vote for the best original wakeup song for the final flight of shuttle Endeavour.
28 March 2011, 01:48 PM ET
Amateur satellite sleuths have successfully caught video and images of the U.S. Air Force's second X-37B space plane in orbit.
25 March 2011, 05:21 PM ET
Astronaut Mark Kelly said there's a good chance his wife, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will attend his upcoming launch.
25 March 2011, 03:08 PM ET
NASA is still investigating the death of a space shuttle worker who fell from a launch pad at the agency's Florida spaceport last week.
24 March 2011, 05:59 PM ET
Six astronauts are preparing to launch April 19 on the last mission of the space shuttle Endeavour