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Astronaut Pioneer Owen Garriott Passes Away At 88

Owen Garriott, a spaceflight pioneer who spent a total of 70 days in outer space, passed away in his home in Huntsville, Alabama this week. Fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Scott Kelly, and Pat Forrester paid tribute to the American hero.

Space April 17, 2019

Netflix Documentary ‘Mercury 13’ Reveals All-Female Astronaut Team Shunned By NASA

The United States could have been the first to send a woman to space, new documentary ‘Mercury 13’ reveals. However, it canceled the program for uncertain reasons before it could be completed.

Movies/TV Shows April 22, 2018

Not-So-Secret Mission: Here’s The Purpose Behind America’s X-37B Military Space Shuttle

Last Sunday, Central Florida residents were jolted awake by a mysterious sonic boom that turned out to be from the unmanned X-37B space plane. What is this 'secret mission' that the U.S. Air Force intended to accomplish?

Space May 10, 2017

Here’s Why NASA’s Space Shuttle Program Came To An End

Why did NASA give up the Space Shuttle program despite no alternative launch vehicle? Robert Frost delves on issues in funding, human resources, and changes in White House administrations as well as the advent of the Commercial Crew Program.

Space February 4, 2017

This Massive Space Shuttle External Tank Is Heading To California Science Center

A massive, unused fuel tank treks through Los Angeles streets towards its new home at the California Science Center. Known as ET-94, the fuel tank will be integrated with the space shuttle Endeavour.

Space May 22, 2016

Indian Space Shuttle To Blast Off Into Space This May: Why ISRO's Big Leap Is Important

India is growing its own wings as one of its indigenous spacecraft will blast off into space for a test flight this month. The reusable spacecraft will mark the country's very first maiden launch.

Space May 16, 2016

Last Unflown Space Shuttle Fuel Tank Begins Journey To LA

NASA's last unflown space shuttle external fuel tank makes its way from New Orleans to its final resting place, the California Science Center. NASA donated ET-94 last year to the museum where it will be displayed alongside Endeavour, a retired space shuttle.

Space April 12, 2016

Remembering The Space Shuttle Challenger 30 Years Later: Here Are Other NASA Tragedies To Never Forget

Jan. 28, 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of NASA’s failed Space Shuttle Challenger’s live launch. The Challenger lifted off on Jan. 28, 1986 and exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. The explosion killed the entire crew, including Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher-astronaut.

Space January 27, 2016

George Mueller Dies At 97: 'Father Of Space Shuttle' Played Crucial Role In Shaping NASA

The Father of the Space Shuttle passed away Oct. 12. George Mueller's work on calculated risks made the moon landing possible for the 1970's.

Space October 19, 2015

NASA Administrator Pens Open Letter, Sick Of U.S. Astronauts Hopping on Russian Space Flights

In an open letter published in Wired, current NASA Administrator and former astronaut Major General Charles Bolden bemoans the lack of funding for space programs, which instead go into the pocket of none other than Russia.

Space September 1, 2015

Space Shuttle Challenger, Columbia Wreckage Seen By Public For First Time, Driving Emotions

Forever Remembered celebrates the lives of the 14 astronauts killed during the space shuttle program. What is included in this new NASA exhibit?

August 4, 2015

California Museum Plans To Display Space Shuttle Endeavor In Dramatic, Upright Launch Configuration

NASA gives LA museum the last surviving external fuel tank to create a 'full stack' vertical display of Endeavour. Shuttle, tank and solid fuel boosters should make an unforgettable display, museum officials say.

May 28, 2015

Ted Cruz Reminds NASA of Core Mission: Calls for End to Russian Dependence on Space Travel

Now at a position to oversee NASA, Ted Cruz is bent on bringing focus back to the agency’s core mission, pushing the U.S. back into the forefront of space travel.

Space January 15, 2015

Apollo Astronauts Help Kids Dream Big

Astronauts visit Minnesota high school named for NASA's Apollo program. Event was intended to inspire students and demonstrate new technologies being considered by the space agency.

November 13, 2014

Putting Endeavour back together

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is on display to the public at the California Science Center. What's next for the retired spacecraft?

Space October 10, 2014

Sleeping in space a big challenge for astronauts

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, like those riding the now retired Space Shuttle, are lacking sleep and turning to sleeping pills. A new report warns of the dangers.

Space August 11, 2014

Happy 24th birthday, Hubble: Thank you for the baby star factory images

The Hubble Space Telescope is turning 24 years old next month. To celebrate, NASA took some baby star photos.

Space March 18, 2014

Space shuttle replica vandalism being probed

The police is probing the vandalism of a replica space shuttle at the Space Center in Houston.

Society December 1, 2013

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