Endeavour lights up the sky—and water—in Florida.
July 2010 | By The Editors
How 30 years changed the world's most complex flying machine.
July 2010 | By Michael Klesius
The space shuttle's exhaust trail makes for a lovely sight on an April morning.
May 11, 2010 | By Michael Klesius
Three orbiters in search of good homes. Not cheap.
March 2010 | By Guy Gugliotta
In the 1950s Harvey Allen solved the problem of atmospheric entry. But first he had to convince his colleagues.
November 2009 | By Andrew Chaikin
When you’re 200 miles up, it’s easy to hide what you’re up to.
August 2009 | By Michael Cassutt
Armed with their checklists, the Apollo astronauts literally read themselves to the moon.
July 20, 2009 | By Matthew Hersch
It's all about the solar beta angle.
July 14, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
The space shuttle glows in photographs taken by one of its own technicians.
July 13, 2009 | By The Editors
Shuck the spacecraft. 182 spacewalkers have.
July 2009 | By Tony Reichhardt
Three more people will soon move into the International Space Station—and they’ll be drinking, um….
October 30, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
A small band of rogue rocketeers takes on the NASA establishment.
September 29, 2008 | By Michael Klesius
An eminent space historian looks back on the first 50 years of space exploration.
July 2007 | By Roger D. Launius
A new ride at the Kennedy Space Center is -- sadly -- the closest most of us will come to experiencing the thrill of a shuttle launch.
July 2007 | By Irene Klotz
Why the space shuttle can withstand reentry temperatures up to 2,300 degrees.
May 2006 | By Damond Benningfield
How NASA recovered from the Columbia tragedy and tackled the job of getting the shuttle flying again.
May 2005 | By Linda Shiner
If a capsule was good enough to get a crew to the moon, these old-timers say, it's good enough to get a crew back to Earth.
May 2004 | By James Oberg
The astronaut who commanded the first shuttle flight after Challenger explains his decision.
July 2003 | By Richard Hauck
How the Soviet Buran space shuttle helped the United States win the cold war.
January 2003 | By Tom Harpole
If Boeing's X-37 can maneuver politically as well as in space.
January 2003 | By Ben Iannotta