The expected crash date and location have shifted since the Chinese space agency lost control of the shuttle in 2016.
Space shuttle launches were Earth-rattling when seen in person. Now rocket launches can be covered through an iPhone, says Kenneth Chang, who covers space for The Times.
Fedor can already fire guns, lift weights and drive in a straight line.
Built by Sierra Nevada Corporation, the space plane that brings to mind NASA’s retired shuttles completed a successful test flight and landing on Saturday.
It only lasted a minute. And it flew from just 12,500 feet. But Saturday’s first-ever successful test flight of a miniature, new-generation space shuttle was something of a coup for the Sierra Nevada Corp., which had been waiting years to fly. The company is under contract from NASA to fly its Dream Chaser spaceplane to the […]
Sierra Nevada Corp.'s Dream Chaser hopes to fly cargo to the International Space Station by 2020.
GODSPEED: Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser performs critical glide test flight. Roughly one-quarter the length of a space shuttle orbiter, the Dream Chaser was to be released from a heavy-duty carrier helicopter at an altitude of around 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) for the approach and landing test, Sierra Nevada officials previously said. The spacecraft was carried […]
• Former NASA flight director Paul Hill had a high-stakes job managing various space shuttle and International Space Station missions for the program. • Hill shared the strategies he used to keep calm when things went wrong in mission...Show More Summary
Aside from offering a bevy of apparel this fall, Billionaire Boys Club continues its theme of space travel, but this time it’s intended for your home. Consisting of a NASA-inspired space shuttle bed designed by artist, Bill McMullen, detailed with BBC’s branding and astronaut logo — the limited edition piece made its debut at ComplexCon […]
Since its first flight almost 40 years ago, the Boeing 747 has carried people, presidents and a Space Shuttle. Relive the history of the Queen of the Skies.
Veteran astronaut Paul J. Weitz has died at the age of 85. Among his many accomplishments, Weitz served as a pilot aboard the Skylab space station, commanded the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and logged nearly 800 total hours in space. More »
Mr. Weitz worked on the damaged space laboratory before commanding Challenger’s first flight.
Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s, has died. He was 85.
Selected by NASA in 1966, Weitz went on to fly on the first manned Skylab mission and performed vital space walks to fix the stricken station. He later commanded the maiden flight of Challenger.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Paul Weitz, a retired NASA astronaut who commanded the first flight of the space shuttle Challenger and also piloted the Skylab in the early 1970s has died. He was 85. Weitz died at his retirement home in Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday, said Laura Cutchens of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Show More Summary
In February 1984, high above the Earth’s atmosphere, astronaut Bruce McCandless exited the Challenger space shuttle. He wore only a spacesuit and a Manned Maneuvering Unit—a propulsion device that enabled him to move away from the spacecraft unencumbered by any lines. Show More Summary
Some of NASA's brightest minds star in a Lego set with four women scientists, the Hubble Space Telescope and a space shuttle in plastic-brick form.
Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle. A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera says she's been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by aliens. As in extraterrestrials. Show More Summary
“Florida has a U.S. senator who once flew aboard the Space Shuttle,” McClatchy reports. “A congressional candidate from Miami can go one better: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera (R) says she’s been aboard a spaceship too. But this one was crewed by [...]