Orbiters to receive next-generation insulation tile.
A space legacy lives on.
More than a year after Hurricane Frances struck NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the space shuttle Thermal Protection System Facility has reopened for operations.
Customized 747 aircraft have the critical job of carrying space shuttle orbiters across the country.
The first of two Return to Flight missions, STS-114 featured several accomplishments and taught NASA some important lessons.
Uncovering the mystery of the rose-colored rectangles below the Solid Rocket Boosters
René Arriëns is one of the last people the STS-114 crew will see before they launch on the Return to Flight mission.› View this Video →
Engineer Mark Sestile uses orchestrated teamwork to process Discovery.
Applied Physics Lab finds new ways to get the job done.
International landing sites clear the way for greater Space Shuttle safety.
During additional time in the Vehicle Assembly Building, Discovery received a new External Tank for its Return to Flight launch.
He's in Baghdad, helping to restore legal order, but Discovery isn't far from this Space Shuttle engineer's heart.
The Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test allows astronauts and ground teams to practice pre-launch activities and countdown procedures.› View Countdown Rehearsal Video →
Crawler Systems Engineer Bob Myers doesn't mind taking the slow road when driving Space Shuttles out to the pad.› View This Video →
NASA Space Shuttle processing engineer "goes with the flow."
Astronauts get hands-on test in Florida.› View Video →
With Return to Flight on the horizon, Space Shuttle Discovery stands in position for launch at Launch Pad 39B.
Only six years after graduating from college, Liliana Villarreal is preparing Space Station hardware for Return to Flight.› View this Video →
Space Shuttle Discovery astronauts check tools and equipment for their work in space.
This unassuming little beachside cottage stands as a silent witness to space history.