Thirty Years of NASA Space Shuttle Missions Archive
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.
27 January 2014, 11:04 AM ET
An astronaut prepares to install protective covers on the Hubble Space Telescope.
23 January 2014, 11:36 AM ET
For the first time, a single crew member attempts to capture the Intelsat VI.
22 January 2014, 03:06 PM ET
A popular, historic and huge NASA tour spot is closing to the public as the space agency picks up the pace preparing for the future of U.S. space exploration. Public tours into the Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida are set to end on Feb. 11.
21 January 2014, 08:43 AM ET
Astronaut Michael Gerhardt stands on the Manipulator Foot Restraint during his STS-69 Extravehicular Activity.
16 January 2014, 12:49 PM ET
The Space Shuttle Atlantis lands with its drag chute deployed.
15 January 2014, 09:23 AM ET
The orbiter Discovery shown as it rolls over to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
07 January 2014, 09:26 AM ET
The two astronauts are conducting Detailed Test Objective procedures in the payload bay of Endeavour.
02 January 2014, 11:55 AM ET
Ken Strite inspects the connection between the Space Shuttle Discovery and the external tank to be used during STS-103 mission launch.
26 December 2013, 01:04 PM ET
Crew members of the STS-49 mission captured the satellite on the third attempt.
23 December 2013, 11:23 AM ET
An astronaut peeks inside the flight deck during his EVA on STS-49.
19 December 2013, 09:44 AM ET
An astronaut and a cosmonaut shake hands during the STS-71 mission.
17 December 2013, 09:46 AM ET
Astronaut Jerry Ross approaches the Assembly Concept for Construction of Erectable Space Structures device.
02 December 2013, 02:27 PM ET
This month marks the 20th anniversary of STS-61, the space-shuttle mission that repaired the Hubble Space Telescope's faulty optics. Last week, MIT hosted a symposium to commemorate the mission and to celebrate Hubble's legacy.
02 December 2013, 01:17 PM ET
It does not seem out of place today, but the sight 30 years ago of a pressurized module mounted in the space shuttle's payload bay was described in 1983 as an 'odd-appearing assemblage.' That sight was Spacelab, a $1 billion space laboratory.
26 November 2013, 09:44 AM ET
A Space Shuttle Main Engine undergoing a full power second test firing.
22 November 2013, 09:08 AM ET
Overnight on Jan. 28, 1986 icicles formed on the launch pad and service tower.
20 November 2013, 09:11 AM ET
Discovery goes through the meticulous process of being prepared for liftoff on Mission STS-70 in early June of 1995.
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.