18 September 2014, 06:00 AM ET
For the second time this year, a NASA jet used to ferry the space shuttles across the country has been put on public display. The youngest modified-Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft was towed to the Joe Davies Heritage Airpark in California.
09 September 2014, 10:43 AM ET
NASA astronaut Barry E. "Butch" Wilmore talks to Space.com's @MiriKramer about the differences between the missions. Wilmore was the pilot of the Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-129 mission in 2009 and will assume command of the Space Station in 2014.
29 August 2014, 02:58 PM ET
NASA's retired space shuttle Discovery will mark the 30th anniversary of its first launch being admired by fans of all ages, according to the Smithsonian's curator charged with its care.
27 August 2014, 07:02 AM ET
The space agency is about to give out its Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract, the last in a series of awards and agreements NASA began putting in place in 2010 to encourage the development of private American astronaut taxis.
26 August 2014, 12:09 PM ET
The steel tower used to mount NASA space shuttles atop jumbo jets to fly them cross-country after they landed in California is now being dismantled. The Mate-Demate Device at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center stood for four decades.
22 August 2014, 06:31 PM ET
NASA astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew on four space shuttle missions, died on Thursday, Aug. 21. He was 67. Nagel died after a long battle with cancer, the Association of Space Explorers reported.
14 August 2014, 06:46 AM ET
Researchers discovered that 64 astronauts on board 80 space shuttle missions, and 21 astronauts on the International Space Station slept for just six hours per night on average, even though their schedules called for 8.5 hours of slumber.
23 July 2014, 10:20 AM ET
The agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory — one of NASA's 'Great Observatories,' along with the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and the now-retired Compton Gamma Ray Observatory — launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999.
01 July 2014, 02:17 PM ET
The oldest microbrewery in Ohio is tapping into the state's connection to space history to offer a "bold, yet balanced" tribute to the Buckeye astronauts. Spacewalker American Belgo is the Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s new handcrafted Belgian-style ale.
19 June 2014, 02:15 PM ET
United Space Alliance (USA) has put a pin in its role in space shuttle history. In fact, it has put in 135 pins.
12 June 2014, 01:50 PM ET
The Dream Chaser space plane will see some more airtime later this year. Representatives of Sierra Nevada Corp., the company developing Dream Chaser, are planning to launch the space shuttle-like vehicle to space in November 2016.
03 June 2014, 09:50 AM ET
From Pres. Kennedy’s moon mission choice to how the Shuttle was run, historian Asif Siddiqi reviews political decisions as a background to today’s impediments to spaceflight.
09 May 2014, 01:22 PM ET
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II tests a Mobile Foot Restraint.
06 May 2014, 11:49 AM ET
The Astronaut of Hall of Fame inducted two new members on May 3, during a ceremony that was the first to be held under the retired shuttle Atlantis. It was only coincidence that both inductees had made history while flying aboard that particular orbiter.
30 April 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Houston, the SCA has landed. The original of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet that for three decades flew the agency's orbiters coast to coast, completed a two-night eight-mile road trip to Space Center Houston.
29 April 2014, 10:41 AM ET
NASA's space shuttle-carrying jumbo jet is on the move. Two years after its final orbiter ferry flights, NASA 905, the space agency's original Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, set off on a two night road trip to Space Center Houston.
28 April 2014, 09:48 AM ET
'Oversize Load.' So cautions bright orange signs positioned alongside roads leading to and from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The traffic advisories were placed in advance of NASA 905, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, being moved.
18 April 2014, 01:40 PM ET
An astronaut evaluates the Portable Foot Restraint in space.
11 April 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless II, is seen further away from the confines and safety of his ship than any previous astronaut has ever been.
01 April 2014, 11:08 AM ET
A historic NASA jumbo jet has been cleared for its final takeoff — not into the air, but on a road trip through the streets of Houston to the site of its future exhibit.
01 April 2014, 10:43 AM ET
Space Shuttle Atlantis begins STS-86 by blazing through the night sky.
28 March 2014, 05:35 PM ET
A look at the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane, which has flown three secret, long-duration missions in Earth orbit to date.
26 March 2014, 11:16 AM ET
This technical rendition of Atlantis docked to the Kristall module of the Russian Mir Space Station shows the largest space platform ever assembled.
19 March 2014, 10:39 AM ET
Astronauts build the ASEM structure during the fourth EVA of the STS-49 mission.
07 March 2014, 05:32 PM ET
One of four business jets converted to train NASA astronauts to land the space shuttle is on final approach to the Alabama home of Space Camp, pending the result of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center's first crowd-funding campaign.
07 March 2014, 10:29 AM ET
NASA's historic jumbo jet that ferried retired space shuttles piggyback to their museums is being prepared for its own lift to where it'll be put on public display. The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is being readied for its final move.
04 March 2014, 11:46 AM ET
Two astronauts repair the Solar Maximum Mission Satellite during an EVA on STS-41C.
11 February 2014, 10:07 AM ET
From above, a dramatic view as a space shuttle orbiter is lifted from its stack.
10 February 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Astronaut Kathy Thornton prepares to release the damaged Hubble Space Telescope array after removing it.
07 February 2014, 02:02 PM ET
A spacewalker who lifted off a record seven times to orbit and the first American woman to complete a long-duration stay on board a space station will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut of Hall of Fame, officials with the Florida institution announced.
06 February 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Vice President Bush stands inside Spacelab with two astronauts.
30 January 2014, 09:05 AM ET
The five-member crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis during STS-74 peer at Mir.
29 January 2014, 06:45 AM ET
The X-37B launched on Dec. 11, 2012, meaning that it has been aloft for 413 days as of Tuesday (Jan. 28) on the third mission for the program. The endurance record is 469 days, set during the second flight, which launched in 2011.
28 January 2014, 05:05 PM ET
The Challenger shuttle disaster is the subject of the new e-book "Challenger: An American Tragedy" by veteran Hugh Harris, who served as the Voice of NASA in launch control. Get a two-chapter preview of the Harris' new book on SPACE.com.
28 January 2014, 03:09 PM ET
CJ Sturckow, who has four space shuttle missions under his belt, got behind the wheel of Virgin Galactic's private SpaceShipTwo for the first time earlier this month, guiding the vehicle through an unpowered "glide flight."
27 January 2014, 05:23 PM ET
When Challenger was lost, the U.S. space program chose to not falter.