Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the iconic Horsehead Nebula in a new, infrared light to mark the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatory's launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. read more
Important new research from UMass Medical School demonstrates how exosomes shuttle proteins from neurons to muscle cells where they take part in critical signaling mechanisms, an exciting discovery that means these tiny vehicles could...Show More Summary
WORCESTER, MA – Important new research from UMass Medical School demonstrates how exosomes shuttle proteins from neurons to muscle cells where they take part in critical signaling mechanisms, an exciting discovery that means these tiny...Show More Summary
YouTube link. A bat that was clinging to space shuttle Discoverys external fuel tank during the countdown to launch the STS-119 mission remained with the spacecraft as it cleared the tower, analysts at NASAs Kennedy Space Center concluded.Based...Show More Summary
Bryan Jones shot this lovely portrait of Space Shuttle Discovery at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; the companion site to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is located near Washington Dulles International Airport.
For most people, April 17 was memorable if only because that was the deadline for filing their federal income tax returns. But in D.C. we'll remember April 17, 2012 as the day we saw the Space Shuttle Discovery. [ more › ]
It's not named Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavor or Enterprise. But the Full Fuselage Trainer at the Museum of Flight in Seattle is the only full-size artifact of the space shuttle program that visitors can actually go inside and follow in the footsteps of every shuttle astronaut.
As I watch todays jump by Felix Baumgartner - it's been running non-stop on most major news channels, the same channels that gave a Space Shuttle launch about two minutes between video of a talking dog and what Kim Kardashian just ate - I'm struck by the notion that what we're seeing, albeit in an Evel Knievel kind of way, is the future of scientific discovery.
Space Shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Enterprise have all left Kennedy Space Center for new homes, but Atlantis? She's staying. Come November 2nd, the orbiter will be wheeled out to a 65,000-square-foot exhibit, which is still being constructed at KSC's visitor complex. Show More Summary
This image of space shuttle Discovery was taken as the craft began its rollout from the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A in preparation for STS-133, its final mission. Photo by NASA. Editor's note: This...
Nasa’s fifth and final Space Shuttle, Endeavour, following in the footsteps of Discovery, undertook a farewell fly-over yesterday atop a modified 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft over numerous west coast landmarks including the shuttle’s...Show More Summary
Ben Cooper of Launch Photography has photos of the flight deck from all three Space Shuttles, Endeavour, fully powered, Atlantis and Discovery. "Endeavour [shown here] looks particularly spectacular, in all its glory, just as it had been in space during a mission," he writes. You can buy prints!
Following up on yesterday's post on the Space Shuttle Discovery and the plan to remove 100's of trees to facilitate the move of the Space Shuttle from LAX to the California Science Museum, here is a video that shows the extent of the tree removal project (along with some of...
Space Shuttles Discovery and Enterprise have already settled into their new homes, and now Endeavour is scheduled to depart for its future abode at the California Science Center on September 17th. Taking to the skies atop a modifiedShow More Summary
Ever since the Space Shuttle fleet was retired last year, several spacecraft have gone to new homes for the public to enjoy. Their journeys have often been spectacular, such as the Enterprise flying over New York and Discovery soaring above Washington D.C. However it seems that Endeavour’s final 12-mile journey to its new home at [...]
Moon walk: Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, almost died practicing that historic walk in the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle. (Discovery News) “The Eagle has landed”: The space shuttle Enterprise is now on exhibit at NYC’s Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. (NBCNews.com) Mars meals: These scientists are trying to figure out what astronauts will [...]
This week we talk about: The (A) Higgs Boson discovery, a speedy-speedy pulsar, the case of the disappearing dust cloud, and the tragic death of Shuttle Astronaut Alan G. Poindexter. We're joined by Alan Boyle, Nancy Atkinson, Jason Major, and Nicole Gugliucci.
the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998: NASA Maybe it was a love of the planets, maybe it was just my growing dislike for this one, but for as long as I can remember, I have dreamt of going to space. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
The legacy of NASA's just-retired Discovery orbiter is a world with fewer boundaries, both on Earth and out in space
Guy, watching the Discovery shuttle making final flight : What's that? Two planes together? Friend : The top one is the Challenger that went to the moon. --Queens Alsome | Thumbs up | Thumbs down | Link · Email · Quote this! · Del.icio.us · Posted 2012-05-17