Thirty Years of NASA Space Shuttle Missions Archive
19 November 2013, 09:19 AM ET
The Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour flies atop NASA's Boeing 747 Shuttle carrier Aircraft.
18 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
The Space Shuttle prototype Enterprise flies free after being released from NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
10 November 2013, 11:00 PM ET
A rundown of some of the biggest spacecraft to smash into Earth beyond their operators' control.
06 November 2013, 09:14 AM ET
This picture shows the static test firing of the DM-2 for the Solid Rocket Booster.
17 October 2013, 10:41 AM ET
Two astronauts test the SAFER system during a shared spacewalk.
15 October 2013, 10:30 AM ET
The Space Shuttle Atlantis returns after mission STS-30, landing at Edwards Air Force Base.
11 October 2013, 10:23 AM ET
One year and nearly 3 million visitors later, NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour is the focus of a celebration at its Los Angeles museum home.
09 October 2013, 10:07 AM ET
Mission Specialist Peter J.K. Wisoff stands on a Portable Foot Restraint, Manipulator Foot Restraint attached to the End Effector of the Remote Manipulator System.
08 October 2013, 01:40 PM ET
The first Space Shuttle External Tank rolls off the assembly line.
05 October 2013, 08:01 AM ET
While Sandra Bullock and George Clooney will be praised for their performances in "Gravity," some of the true stars of the new film don't have any lines at all.
20 September 2013, 04:36 PM ET
Houston's space shuttle mockup has a new name — and a date for its unveiling. Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, has announced Oct. 5 as the day it will christen its full-size orbiter replica.
17 September 2013, 02:10 PM ET
The first American space traveler to follow his astronaut father into orbit is selling some of his memorabilia, including a model based on a rocket designed by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Russia's "father of space travel."
05 September 2013, 03:39 PM ET
In the latest preview to the upcoming movie starring Sandra Bullock and Georgo Clooney, the film's International Space Station, Soyuz vehicle, Space Shuttle and Hubble Space Telescope are either damaged or destroyed.
30 August 2013, 03:37 PM ET
Thirty years ago Friday (Aug. 30), Guion "Guy" Bluford became the first African-American in space, launching into low-Earth orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
27 August 2013, 10:00 AM ET
An astronaut conducts an experiment outside the Shuttle.
23 August 2013, 09:43 AM ET
A NASA jumbo jet that for more than three decades ferried space shuttles across the country is now being readied for its own move, thanks to the support from the aerospace company that originally built the iconic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
22 August 2013, 11:29 AM ET
The three massive metal stands from which NASA's towering Saturn rockets launched to the moon and its space shuttles blasted off for Earth orbit are in danger of being sold as scrap metal if new uses cannot be found for the mobile launch platforms.
22 August 2013, 10:57 AM ET
Retired NASA astronaut Gordon Fullerton passed away on August 21, 2013 and is remembered for his service piloting test flights of shuttle Enterprise, flying into space on Columbia and commanding a flight of shuttle Challenger.
22 August 2013, 10:31 AM ET
Gordon Fullerton, an Apollo-era NASA astronaut who was among the first test pilots to fly the space shuttle, died on Wednesday (Aug. 21), three years after suffering a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. He was 76.
13 August 2013, 09:47 AM ET
Space Shuttle Atlantis is connected to Russia's Mir Space Station.
29 July 2013, 05:08 PM ET
See photos from SpaceFest 2013 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. The Intrepid museum is home to the space shuttle Enterprise and built inside a modified World War II aircraft carrier.
27 July 2013, 05:00 PM ET
The Intrepid is hosting a four-day event to promote science and exploration, and to showcase the museum's most famous artifact: the space shuttle Enterprise. The SpaceFest event, which includes astronaut appearances, runs through Sunday.
26 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Canada has developed a new version of its famed robotic space arm to give exploration of the final frontier a helping hand. The nation's Next-Generation Canadarm program is designed to support missions in both low-Earth orbit and deep space.
25 July 2013, 10:40 AM ET
The Space Shuttle Endeavour is seen atop NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft No. 911.
24 July 2013, 10:55 AM ET
The film thriller, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, hits theaters in October 2013.
15 July 2013, 08:42 AM ET
Most often used as a photo chase aircraft, the Beech T-34C was used in some research as well.
11 July 2013, 07:00 AM ET
Crowds showed up in force today (July 10) to see the space shuttle Enterprise open to the public — again. The display of the prototype shuttle re-opened after its first exhibition was closed due to damage from last October's Hurricane Sandy.
10 July 2013, 09:30 PM ET
Students, families, space enthusiasts, and NASA, military and political officials celebrated the reopening of the space shuttle Enterprise pavilion at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum July 10.
10 July 2013, 10:00 AM ET
A temporary exhibition about the space shuttle opened Jan. 17.
10 July 2013, 10:00 AM ET
Nearly two dozen museums and other locations around the U.S. (plus one in England) boast real spaceships that have carried astronauts on missions to orbit and the moon.
09 July 2013, 09:46 AM ET
The crew is shown leaving the Crew Compartment Trainer.
05 July 2013, 11:05 AM ET
The Space Shuttle Enterprise rolls out as the Star Trek cast watches.
04 July 2013, 11:31 AM ET
Space Shuttle Atlantis is shown during rollout onto Launch Pad 39A.
04 July 2013, 11:00 AM ET
Want to name a space shuttle? If you live in Texas, here's your chance. The Space Center Houston launched a contest today, July 4, to name its space shuttle mockup near NASA's Johnson Space Center - the home of Mission Control.
04 July 2013, 08:26 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 2013, 11:45 AM ET
You can name a space shuttle! Space Center Houston near NASA's Johnson Space Center will launch a contest for Texans to name its mock space shuttle.