The space shuttle Enterprise made its final descent Wednesday, landing at its new home at New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
The space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 jumbo jet, swooped across the New York City skyline on Friday before touching down at the city's John F. Kennedy International Airport, bringing an end to its final flight.
Space shuttle Enterprise flies past the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks on the way to its new home at the Intrepid.
Space shuttle Discovery goes from the Kennedy Space Center to the Smithsonian atop a NASA jetliner.
Space Shuttle Discovery started out as a way to discover what lies beyond us. Its last flight, taken earlier this week, helped to discover what now lies within us.
It was a strange sight indeed -- one large aircraft carrying another large aircraft strapped on top. But that's exactly what skyward-looking folks in Washington saw Tuesday as Space Shuttle Discovery, atop a Boeing 747, made an inspiring pass over the capital in its final flight.
Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop a NASA jetliner, departs Kennedy Space Center for the last time.
This morning, around 10 a.m., I was 10 years old again.
After thousands of trips around the Earth, Buzz Lightyear has landed at the Smithsonian.
CNN's John Vause interviews Ken Robinson on the war and the war-weary on the 10th anniversary of the Afghan war.
From the Arab Spring to a global economic crisis to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 2011 has been defined by historic and dynamic events that will shape the world in the years ahead.
The Russian space agency on Monday postponed the launch of a new manned mission to the International Space Station due to last week's accident in which an unmanned cargo craft was lost, the state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
A Russian space freighter carrying cargo to the International Space Station has crashed in a remote area of Siberia, Russian emergency officials said Wednesday.
The recent drought has ruined millions of acres of farmland in Texas, turning lakes into mud puddles, but in the East Texas city of Nacogdoches, authorities say, the drought may have done something good: Unearthed a piece of the space shuttle Columbia.
Space shuttle Atlantis glided to Earth early Thursday, capping a 30-year space shuttle program.
Soaring across the predawn haze, the space shuttle Atlantis glided back to Earth early Thursday -- capping a 30-year program that saw hundreds of astronauts go into space.
NASA celebrates as shuttle Atlantis returns home from its final mission.
Atlantis, the last space shuttle, returned to Earth on Thursday and will go to its post-retirement gig at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. After more than 30 years and 135 shuttle flights by literally hundreds of astronauts, NASA has reason to be proud.
As crew members of the last space shuttle flight hovered over Earth for the final time, they spoke with CNN Wednesday about the next frontier in space flight.
When the commander of Atlantis calls, "Wheels stop," upon landing this week, Ray Zink and Billy McClure will be waiting.
CNN's John Zarrella takes a look at the impact of the end of shuttle programs on the people who were part of it.
For the last time in the foreseeable future, a U.S. space shuttle undocked from the International Space Station.
Space shuttle Atlantis undocks from the international space station, due back to Earth on Thursday.
In honor of the final launch of NASA's shuttle program, we've condensed video of 135 launches into 135 seconds.
Before humans ever went into space, there were books about the possibility.
Talk about an out-of-this-world meal.
NASA extends the space shuttle Atlantis mission by one day.
Floating 245 miles over the Earth Tuesday, NASA engineers Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan tethered themselves to the International Space Station and paused to absorb the view.
The space shuttle Atlantis will be in space for one more day than originally planned, NASA announced Monday.
Atlantis docks with the international space station. CNN's John Zarrella has more.
The International Space Station and space shuttle Atlantis are not in danger from an orbiting piece of debris after all, NASA said Monday.
CNN's Brooke Baldwin takes us behind the scenes of NASA's final shuttle mission.
Atlantis docked with the International Space Station on Sunday for a week-long rendezvous, two days after blasting off on a historic flight marking the final liftoff of the U.S. shuttle program.
Atlantis docked with the International Space Station Sunday morning as part of a historic mission marking the final flight of the U.S. shuttle program.
Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday morning on the final mission of America's 30-year shuttle program, a thunderously poignant moment that drew people from around the world to watch.
The space shuttle Atlantis lifted off Friday morning, marking the last blast-off of NASA's 30-year shuttle program.
Astronaut Robert Crippen on flying the first shuttle mission, and what it's like to see the program come to an end.
Crowds filled the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington on Friday, as they regularly do during the summer months. This Friday, however, was different, as people lined up outside the building, waiting for the last launch in the shuttle program's 30-year history.
The crew of the final shuttle mission talks about the end of the program and how each feels about the historic event.
Early data shows space shuttle Atlantis, poised for launch Friday, escaped damage from two lightning strikes Thursday afternoon, NASA said.
Pioneers in the field of commercial space sit down with CNN's John Zarrella to discuss what's next for space travel.
Candy Torres drove nonstop for 21 hours to see the launch of space shuttle Challenger in June 1983. She had seen shuttle launches before, but this trip from Princeton, New Jersey, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, was different: Sally Ride was about to become the first female U.S. astronaut to leave the Earth's atmosphere.
Space Shuttle Challenger explodes in 1986, killing the seven astronauts aboard.
Days after the 1986 Challenger disaster, Lorna Onizuka's daughter approached her with a strange request.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says that human space flight for America will not end with the retirement of the shuttle program. Instead, the space agency plans to refocus its efforts from lower-orbit vehicles to deeper space probes.
With the end of the shuttle program, NASA is transitioning to deep space exploration. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
Vincent Fournier's photography captures a longing for the space age that lives somewhere between the recently made-possible and the science fiction of the '70s and '80s. Inspired by trips to the Paris museum of science, Vincent has been fascinated by the machine world since his youth and incorporates it into most of his work.
Photographer Vincent Fournier is granted rare behind-the-scenes access to Kennedy Space Center. VBS.TV follows him.
The four-member crew that will fly the final space shuttle mission to end an era arrived Monday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Astronauts for Space Shuttle Atlantis arrive at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, ahead of their scheduled Friday liftoff.
The astronauts from shuttle Atlantis answer questions regarding NASA's final mission.
July 8 will mark the start of the final space shuttle mission and the end of an era, NASA announced Tuesday.
The crew of the space shuttle Endeavour is welcomed home at Houston's Johnson Space Center.
NASA welcomed home the last crew of the space shuttle Endeavour with a ceremony at Houston's Johnson Space Center on Thursday, a day after their return from the orbiter's final flight.
Space shuttle Endeavour lands at Kennedy Space Center, completing its 25th and final mission.
The space shuttle Endeavour landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Wednesday, completing its 25th and final mission -- the next-to-last mission for NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program.
After more than 15 days in space, the six crew members of the Endeavour made final preparations to return to Earth Wednesday on its final mission and the next-to-final mission for NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle program.
CNN's John King talks to the crew of space shuttle Endeavour about their final moments in space.
Astronaut Mark Kelly talks about his decision to carry out his mission on shuttle Endeavour.
The space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station for the last time late Sunday, as the craft nears the end of its final mission.
NASA plans a return to yesteryear by developing a space capsule that will carry humans into deep space, it announced Tuesday.
A spacewalk of more than eight hours -- the sixth-longest in history -- was successfully completed Sunday morning, the second of four spacewalks of the space shuttle Endeavour mission, NASA said.
NASA officials describe a malfunction in mission specialist Greg Chamitoff's suit during Endeavour's first shceduled spacewalk.
Thirty years after the space shuttle program began, the final space shuttle flight is slated to take place on July 8, NASA said Friday.
The space shuttle Endeavour launches for its final mission and is scheduled to return June 1.
On the morning of the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, Lloyd Behrendt paced the floor of NASA's news center at the Kennedy Space Center, rubbing elbows with reporters while keeping an eye on the countdown clock.
The Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head just four months ago sat comfortably Monday morning, watching and cheering as the space shuttle Endeavour, with her husband aboard, took off on its final voyage.
When space shuttle Endeavour blasts off Monday on its final journey, I'll be thinking about the shuttle's three remarkable decades of service.
Thanks to positive results on all pre-flight checks, NASA officials on Saturday unanimously gave the go-ahead for the Monday launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrived safely Sunday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where she is expected to be among half a million people gathering Monday to view the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA said.
The final launch of space shuttle Endeavour is now scheduled for May 16 after a delay caused by an electrical fault, NASA said Monday.
The launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, originally scheduled for April 29, has been delayed again, NASA said Friday.
The rescheduled launch date of the space shuttle Endeavour, whose mission was scrubbed last week due to an electrical problem, remained uncertain Wednesday, but sources told CNN the next liftoff could be as late as May 13.
Video game pioneer Richard Garriott resides in a castle-like mansion outside of Austin, Texas, that would be the fantasy dwelling for any grown-up kid. But his favorite place to live is a five-bedroom fixer-upper some 250 miles up.
Motherboard.tv talks to Richard Garriott, who believes space travel should be within everyone's grasp.
A 50-acre brush fire burned Wednesday about three miles from a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center, but the fire posed no danger to the countdown for Friday's launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, NASA said.
The final launch of space shuttle Endeavour, originally set for Friday and then delayed until Monday, now will not occur before May 10 at 11:21 a.m., officials said.
A plan to launch the space shuttle Endeavour on Monday has been scrubbed, and a new launch likely will not come before the end of the week at the earliest, officials said Sunday.
President Obama tours the devastation from this week's tornadoes in Alabama, and then travels to Cape Canaveral.
CNN's John Zarrella is at the Kennedy Space Center as the shuttle launch is delayed.
The scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavour has been delayed to check the shuttle's heaters, NASA says.
The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was delayed Friday, temporarily putting off what promised to be an emotional moment for the mission's commander.
For Mark Kelly, commander of space shuttle Endeavour, there was good news leading up to the launch.
When the space shuttle Endeavour blasts off, it will mark the orbiter's last voyage and the second-to-last mission in the 30-year-long space shuttle program.
The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour was delayed Friday, temporarily putting off what promised to be an emotional moment for mission's commander.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen describes how Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is able to fly, despite her head injury.
Gabrielle Giffords has boarded a flight at Ellington Field in Houston and is awaiting departure to Kennedy Space Center.
For Space Shuttle Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly, there was wonderful news leading up to the launch. His wife, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is there to watch the lift off.
As Space Shuttle Endeavour gears up for its 25th and final mission, its first commander is nostalgic but hopeful about the prospects of space exploration.
For the commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour, Mark Kelly, there was good, no, wonderful news, leading up to the launch. His wife, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is there to watch less than four months after a bullet tore through her head and nearly took her life.
Astronaut Mark Kelly visits U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords twice a day, witnessing and aiding her recovery from a devastating bullet wound suffered nearly four months ago.
Now that the space shuttle program is ending, no other place in the world deserves a retired shuttle more than Houston, Texas. Put simply, this decision should be a no-brainer.
As NASA retires the space shuttle program after 30 years, the orbiters find new homes. Samantha Hayes reports.
Two Texas lawmakers, upset that Houston was not picked as one of the retirement homes for NASA's space shuttles, introduced legislation Friday that would bring the Discovery shuttle to the city for 15 years.
Texas lawmakers are demanding to know why the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston was not chosen to be a permanent home of a retired space shuttle.
It's now become a somewhat common event, one that for most Americans is signaled by nothing more than a brief blip on the news. But a space shuttle launch is still one of mankind's most complex and massive undertakings, a carefully-primed $1.3 billion explosion that turns years of planning and construction into a spectacle that lasts only a few moments.
As the shuttle program nears its end, Motherboard.tv meets some die-hard junkies whose awe of space is alive and well.
NASA announced Tuesday the new retirement homes for the four remaining space shuttles -- three historic orbiters and the program's test vehicle.
Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space -- the date was April 12, 1961. Twenty years later on April 12, astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen got on board the space shuttle Columbia, a craft that looked more like a plane that a rocket ship. It launched an entirely new era in space flight.
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