Space Shuttle

STS-117 Lands – June 22, 2007

This week in 2007, the space shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-117, landed at Edwards Air Force Base following the completion of a successful 14-day …

Space Station

STS-128 Discovery Arrives at Edwards Air Force Base

Technicians clad in protective suits check for any hazardous gases emanating from the Space Shuttle Discovery moments after it rolled to a stop on …


Catalog Page for PIA01766

<b>PIA01766: Space Radar Image of Kliuchevskoi Volcano,Russia</b><p> Target Name: <p> Is a satellite of: <p> Mission: <p><b>Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic</b> …


35 Years Ago, Astronaut Sally Ride Made History in Space

Thirty-five years ago Monday, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, soaring aboard space shuttle Challenger in a …

Space Exploration

Catalog Page for PIA02775

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Antelope Valley is bounded by two of the most active faults in California: the Garlock fault, which fronts the …


The awesome power of volcanos, seen from space

A number of extremely active volcanos have been steadily erupting across the world over the past few weeks. Their spewing lava, gas, and ash can often be seen for miles surround the eruption sites—and sometimes from outer space.<p>Here’s what that destructive power looks like, from the point of view …


Hubble Launch


STS-MDD EC91-659-2: Shuttle in Mate-Demate Device being Loaded onto SCA-747 - Side View

<b>Project<br>Description:</b><p>Space Shuttles are the main element of America’s Space Transportation System and are used for space research and other space …

Space Exploration

The Great Outdoors

Photograph by NASA NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam works on the International Space Station’s S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery’s STS-116 …

Space Exploration

Geek Daily Deals Jun. 12, 2018: Leather and Canvas Duffle Bags $35 and Up; LEGO Space Shuttle $24

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Geek Daily Deals – Upgrade your carrying capacity with these canvas and leather messenger, duffle, camera, and toiletry bags …


LETTERS: Susan Aglukark’s CD travelled into space with Julie Payette

When Susan Aglukark attended the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Gala in Ottawa on June 2, she was given an unexpected honour. Aglukark, who …

Northern Canada

20 Years Ago: Final Shuttle Flight to Mir

Space Shuttle Discovery thundered off Launch Pad 39 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 2, 1998, headed for the Russian space station Mir. …

Space Exploration

Catalog Page for PIA04959

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Three striking and important areas of Tanzania in eastern Africa are shown in this color-coded shaded relief …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

10 historic photos taken on June 10

Four million people gave an almost hysterical welcome to Britain's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in New York. More than a million school …

St. Louis

Why Didn't The Space Shuttle Program Continue?

<i>If the space shuttle program was a success, why there is no new generation? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jim Reich, recovering rocket scientist, on Quora:</b><p>The space shuttle was NOT …

Space Exploration

Astronaut Donald Peterson dies

Peterson shared the first shuttle spacewalk and spent 5 days in space aboard Challenger.


Teacher to teach history with hip hop, awarded sabbatical

A New Hampshire high school teacher has been awarded a year-long paid sabbatical to further develop a concept he created and use it to teach American …



STS124-S-040 (31 May 2008) --- Captured on film by a remote camera equipped with a special "fish-eye" lens, the Space Shuttle Discovery and its …

Space Exploration

Donald Peterson, who spacewalked from the shuttle Challenger, dies at 84

WASHINGTON — Donald H. Peterson Sr., an astronaut who served on the maiden voyage of the space shuttle Challenger and performed a spacewalk to test …

Space Exploration

This Astronaut Ordered Pizza From a Space Shuttle - Videos - Chowhound

428 Episodes<p>Follow<p>FOOD & WINE brings the best to wine and food lovers everywhere. Whether we're delivering the highest-quality recipes or the …

Space Travel

Final Flight of Endeavour Lands – June 1, 2011

This week in 2011, space shuttle Endeavour, mission STS-134, landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center following a successful 16-day mission to deliver …

Space Exploration

Catalog Page for PIA04958

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>The striking contrast of geologic structures in Africa is shown in this shaded relief image of Mt. Elgon on the …

East Africa

NFL Player Turned Astronaut Leland Melvin Shares His 'Love Affair' with Earth in Nat Geo Documentary

Former NFL player turned NASA astronaut Leland Melvin has been on something of a crusade ever since he first rocketed into space in 2008 and stared …

Space Science

Last engine for first Orion lunar mission installed

The main engine for the European Service Module that will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft was installed with the rest of the spacecraft at Airbus’s …

Space Exploration

Stamp honoring first woman in space Sally Ride now available at U.S. Post Office

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Stamps honoring Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman in space, officially became available at the U.S. Post Office this week.<p>Ride, …

Space Exploration

Discovery's Last Ride

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery begins its nighttime trek, known as "rollout," from the Vehicle Assembly Building …

Space Exploration

Did you know? Trekkies named the first Space Shuttle

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The launch of Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981 ushered in a new era of spaceflight -- one of reusable ships that would launch …

Space Exploration

Expedition 27 Crew Returns Home

After spending 157 days aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo …

Space Exploration

Sally Ride Is Getting Her Own Forever Stamp

Physicist Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and the first astronaut to come out as having a same-sex partner, will be getting her own …

Space Exploration

Former Astronaut Backs Trump's Idea Of A 'Space Force'

Terry Virts, who piloted the space shuttle and commanded the International Space Station, joins Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd to discuss.

Space Exploration