A fairly unknown, but hugely important environment exists under the launch pads.
Launch managers now have digital images directly from the launch pad.
Construction work achieves new heights.
During the STS-118 mission, astronauts added a segment to the International Space Station's backbone and reached out to tomorrow's explorers.
Astronauts take items into orbit that mark great accomplishments.› Listen to Podcast
An unlikely pairing aims to aid sea turtles that nest near the space shuttle launch pads.
When it's time to teach an astronaut how to land an orbiter, a modified business jet fits the bill.
STS-117 crew members complete a demanding and successful mission in space, expanding the International Space Station's capabilities.› View Video (Real)
Kennedy Space Center workers assembled thermal protection system pieces for tests.
Lockheed Martin engineers and designers invented a tool to sand foam on the external tank while the tank was still in its launch position.
NASA and Rocketdyne engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center showed agency officials the inner workings of a space shuttle main engine.
Working with space suits and flight crew equipment has inspired Ron Woods' artwork for 40 years.
A chance encounter brought Angela Brewer to the helm of Space Shuttle Atlantis' mission preparation.
After thorough sandblasting and scores of modifications, Launch Pad 39A is ready to host space shuttle launches through the program's completion.
The STS-117 crew visited Kennedy Space Center for the terminal countdown demonstration test.
Construction continues on the International Space Station as spacewalking astronauts expand the outpost's electrical system.› View Video
Astronauts get ready for first shuttle mission of 2007.
No, it's not Santa; it's Troy Mann, the lead stowage technician for the space shuttle.
The SPACEHAB single logistics module adds impressive storage room in an astronaut-friendly environment.
Mission STS-116 astronauts complete prelaunch training at Kennedy Space Center.