Highly skilled technicians ready shuttles for flight in processing bays at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
A small group of specially certified aerospace technicians called spacecraft operators help ensure the shuttle is ready to fly.
NASA to test water purification method for long-duration space exploration.
Space shuttle Endeavour holds true to its namesake for voyages of exploration and science.
Flag will pay tribute to astronauts who have died in the line of duty as it flies aboard space shuttle Atlantis.
Using multiple sources, teams keep a close watch on each space shuttle launch.
Launching a space shuttle requires a unique nerve center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Kennedy visitors will see shuttle Atlantis as it worked in space, with cargo bay doors open and arm extended.
NASA's space shuttles became easier and safer to fly because of "glass cockpit" technology.
Final space shuttle inspection team goes where few others venture.
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is designed to open human eyes to invisible cosmic rays.
Space shuttle Discovery will contribute to spacecraft design in retirement.
George Hoggard trained Apollo, shuttle astronauts for emergencies.
Space shuttle main engine technicians discuss the careful techniques required for the work.
For nearly three decades, the NASA Railroad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida has kept the space shuttle's solid rocket boosters on track.
Teams filled Discovery's external fuel tank with super-cold propellants to analyze stress on stringers.
NASA has a roster of runways around the globe that could host a shuttle landing.
The space shuttle main engine endures extremes of every kind during launch, just as its designers intended.
A pair of scanning technologies are being used to peer through space shuttle Discovery's external tank.
The crew of STS-133 is taking along dozens of items to mark the last space voyage of Discovery.