Shuttle Program

The Space Shuttle replica “Explorer” being towed on a barge off the coast of Miami Beach on May 25, 2012. The full scale replica model set sail from the Kennedy Space Center on May 24, 2012 on an oceanic voyage for her permanent new museum display home at Space Center Houston, the visitor complex at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas.  (Source: CBS4)

Full-Size Shuttle Replica Floats By Miami

The Space Shuttle program has long ended, but if you looked out towards the Atlantic from Miami Friday afternoon, you likely saw the Shuttle passing across the horizon.


(Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

2011 Marked End Of An Era For NASA

2011 marked the end of an era as NASA retired its manned space shuttles after 30 years in space. As the shuttles were packed off for their final resting places in a handful of museums, NASA turned its attention to the future of manned space travel and possibly trips to an asteroid and Mars.


(Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Share Your Shuttle Memories

For most of the past 30 years, NASA has etched memories into the minds of Americans with each of the 135 launches of the space shuttle program. From the iconic first flight, to the tragedies of Challenger and Columbia; everyone remembers something about the shuttle program.


Space shuttle Atlantis stands on Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as the payload for the STS-135 mission is lifted up the pad's structure. (Photo Credit:  NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis)

Majority Say Shuttle Program Was Worth Cost

With just a few days left in the U.S. space shuttle program, almost 60 percent of Americans said it’s essential that the U.S. continue to be a world leader in space exploration, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.


Space shuttle Atlantis Astronauts, Mission Specialists (L-R) Rex Walheim, Sandra Magnus, Pilot Doug Hurley, and Commander Chris Ferguson attend a press conference at the Launch Pad 39A with the Space shuttle in the background, during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Tests and dress rehearsals for the July launch, at Kennedy Space Center June 22, 2011 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Atlantis mission STS-135 will be the last space shuttle to launch into orbit and will end the NASA program.  (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Last Space Shuttle Crew Practices For July Launch

Preparations and training for the final launch of the space shuttle program are underway at the Kennedy Space Center.