Seeing off the astronauts is one of NASA's most prestigious jobs, and one of the most demanding.
July 2002 | By Beth Dickey
July 2002 | By Thomas D. Jones
We've done the moon. Mars is too far. There's a better destination in our own back yard.
May 2002 | By Thomas D. Jones
How a clever camera and its irascible inventor captured the lunar surface—but not the hearts of Apollo astronauts.
May 2002 | By Joseph Bourque
Space Shuttle launches must work like clockwork. Here is how the clockwork works.
March 2002 | By Eric Adams
The Chandra X-Ray Observatory opens the book on the high-energy universe.
March 2002 | By James S. Schultz
The lunar Touchrock is one of the most popular objects in the National Air and Space Museum.
March 2002 | By Bob Craddock
What a satellite can do, balloons can do cheaper.
January 2002 | By T. A. Heppenheimer
Tracking launches from Cape Canaveral required old boats and iron guts.
January 2002 | By Dan Kovalchik
The fight is on for the chance to build the world's most advanced space telescope.
November 2001 | By Ben Iannotta
Is NASA ready for prime time?
September 2001 | By Todd Kliman
The Apollo Lunar Module wasn't pretty. But it got the job done.
September 2001 | By D.C. Agle
The B-52 that launched a thousand ships.
July 2001 | By Preston Lerner
Now and then, the faintest whisper returns from NASA's distant space probes.
July 2001 | By J. Kelly Beatty
When the job demands ingenuity, NASA engineers whip gadgets worthy of James Bond.
May 2001 | By Eric Adams
Sam Ting is on a mission: find the other half of the universe.
May 2001 | By Andrew Lawler
A new generation of satellites zooms in on a familiar planet.
March 2001 | By Tony Reichhardt
For every airplane, there's a region of the flight envelope into which it dare not fly.
March 2001 | By Peter Garrison
Practically the entire world uses the metric system. Is it time for the United States to follow suit?
March 2001 | By Michael Milstein
For space navigators, the best course to a distant object is never a straight line.
January 2001 | By Michael Milstein