A white-and-black space plane, very much resembling the now-retired space shuttle, was trucked to a NASA flight center in the Mojave Desert to begin a round of testing to see if it has the right stuff to carry astronauts one day.
NASA's first space shuttle, the test orbiter Enterprise, was named after the fictional starship on Star Trek in response to fans staging a write-in campaign. But did the agency's use of the term "space shuttle" also stem from the television...Show More Summary
Wrapping presents for Christmas or for someone's birthday is a pleasure in most cases. Wrapping luxury cars and towering trees and Space Shuttles, though, takes it to a whole new level. Read more...
A truss design devised to help workers process space shuttles continues to find new uses as a space shuttle engineer-turned-entrepreneur adapts it to everything from a solar-powered electric generator to a mobile cellphone tower.
When NASA flew the shuttle prototype Enterprise through New York City last year, all we had to do was look out our windows at Scientific American one morning to watch it cruise past. Countless Americans got a look at one of the decommissioned shuttles as NASA paraded them around the country en route to their [...]
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are astronauts drifting alone in space, attempting to return to Earth after their space shuttle is destroyed in Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Link
© JD Hancock Trekkies will soon be making tracks to Space Center Houston. Fans of the original series will be able to see the Galileo shuttlecraft, which goes on display after it was acquired and restored by two fans. The Galileo shuttle craft had been in storage in Ohio for years and was in very [...]
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock provide a gripping two-man show in the breathtaking trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. The two play astronauts who become stranded in space after their shuttle is destroyed by debris. That's right, they're stranded... Show More Summary
Two astronauts are stranded in space when their shuttle is destroyed during a space walk. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are the the astronauts in Gravity. The Warner Bros. film premieres in wide release – including IMAX – on October 4th.
Check out the official teaser trailer for George Clooney and Sandra Bullock‘s highly anticipated film Gravity. The film follows two astronauts who attempt to return to earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in space. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sandra Bullock The sci-fi thriller, which was directed [...]
Guest post by Eric Asboe My favorite pieces of art in my house were made by children — the volcano floor mat, the map of the United States with a Mason Dixon line to California, the drawing of a space shuttle with its top next to its base because the paper is too small to [...]
The original Star Trek shuttlecraft Galileo has found a forever home that couldn't be more fitting. After being restored by fans, the shuttle is on its way to Space Center Houston, where it will retire in the company of NASA spacecraft like the Apollo 17 command module welcoming visitors to the Johnson Space Center.
Moustetronaut is a lovely picture book by Mark Kelly, a former Space Shuttle pilot and husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It tells the story of Meteor, an experimental NASA mouse who saves a shuttle mission by scurrying into a tight control-panel seam and retrieving a critical lost key. The story is very (very) loosely [...]
With a rocket-powered test flight, the billionaire's space transportation company moves closer to its goal of shuttling tourists into space by 2014.
By Scott Pearson Published: May 04th, 2013 People are capable of some pretty amazing stuff, from beautiful works of art to the space shuttle to a device in your pocket that pulls pornography from the very ether. Unfortunately, we're also capable of some pretty terrible stuff, like robbery and
Instagram Finally Adds A Real People Tagging Feature But now you have to go through your existing photos and tag everyone. The Insane Camera Tech That Captured NASA’s Space Shuttle Launches That video certainly is a blast from the past. How...Show More Summary
Sadly NASA’s Space Shuttle program is shuttered, but when you're feeling whimsical at least you can still watch footage of the behemoth being sent into space. What you might not know, though, is that NASA threw all kinds of camera tech at recording the launches for posterity—and this video shows it off. Read more...
NASA’s space shuttle fleet was retired back in 2011 and since then the agency has not launched any U.S. astronauts in space on its own. It has entered in to an agreement with Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, to let U.S. astronauts ride...Show More Summary
NASA has been relying on the Russians to get astronauts to the International Space Station since the shuttle program was retired in 2011, and it looks like it will be doing so for at least a few years longer. The space agency confirmed...Show More Summary
The new enclosure, in progress It opened to the public on July 19, 2012. It closed only a few months after, in late October, when Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City and, well, huffed and puffed and blew its house down. We're...Show More Summary