Why schedule a rocket launch for the middle of the night, or aim for a liftoff time when weather is unlikely to cooperate? The simplicity of the question belies the complexity of the answer.
Real-world technology provided perfect tourist attraction.
John Glenn's flight set NASA on course to make continued strides that would carry men to the moon seven years later.
The "vehicle powered" light is turned off for the last time as two shuttle orbiters' flight decks go dark.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP) hosts a Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) preproposal conference for aerospace industry partners and stakeholders.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program has Partner Integration Teams, or PIT Crews, to help guide industry partners in their race to space.
Precision instruments on the mobile launcher showed engineers how much the 35-story structure will sway and vibrate when in motion.
A good indicator of green efforts.
The Commercial Crew Transportation System Requirements for NASA LEO Missions document has been baselined by NASA and is now available to the public.
One of NASA's industry partners, United Launch Alliance (ULA), completed two milestones that could lead toward the certification of its Atlas V launch vehicle for human spaceflight.
Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) marks a NASA Commercial Crew Program milestone with its Dream Chaser flight test vehicle for the collaborative mission of advancing commercial space transportation capabilities.
One of NASA's industry partners, SpaceX, test fired its SuperDraco engine prototype for the collaborative mission of advancing commercial space transportation capabilities.
The space shuttle accomplished tremendous technological goals during 30 years of flying and spanned societal boundaries along the way.
Designing an escape system for the next generation of rockets is a fresh challenge for NASA engineers.
Starfighters added five more supersonic aircraft to its fleet, allowing it to expand into microgravity research and training.
One of NASA's industry partners, ATK, met its third milestone toward advancing commercial space transportation capabilities.
A plastic plaque engraved with a tribute to the Space Shuttle work force highlights the effort that went into program for 30 years.
NASA's Commercial Crew Program will move ahead using Space Act Agreements (SAAs) instead of contracts to advance commercial space transportation designs.
A groundbreaking ceremony officially launched construction of space shuttle Atlantis' future home at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
It took careful planning, computer modeling and fixture removal to move a full-scale shuttle model across Kennedy.