The astronauts of STS-126 acted as craftsmen, mechanics, spacewalkers and, of course, astronauts during International Space Station mission.
When a shuttle lands anywhere but Kennedy Space Center, it gets a piggyback ride back to its home base.
NASA's space shuttles have a few landing sites to choose from.
The STS-126 mission moved into high gear as Endeavour transferred to Pad A.
Lifting the space shuttle requires calm precision.
NASA won't send anything into space that needs to return -- without a parachute.
Amateur radio on the International Space Station brings technology, science and inspiration into the classroom.
The Astrovan carried shuttle crews, history and tradition.
Away from the Firing Room, the Shuttle Launch Director represents the men and women who help put people in space.
After a wait of more than 20 years, "hope" arrived at the International Space Station during space shuttle Discovery's STS-124 mission.
NASA expects repairs to a flame trench wall to be completed before the next space shuttle mission.
Calm, confident and careful still define the people who give the ultimate "go" to launch a spacecraft.
NASA astronauts don't go into space aboard the shuttle without a pressure suit.
NASA and Disney are joining forces for education, and that means a ride into orbit for space ranger Buzz Lightyear.
Orbiters to receive next-generation insulation tile.
Drill simulates sea rescue of shuttle astronauts.
Sometimes space shuttle technicians have to come up with more than new parts - they have to make new tools.
For three days NASA and contractor employees practiced safety training on Launch Pad 39B.
'Hope' has a home in space plus Dextre's two arms are better than one.
A fleet of special trucks helps the shuttle fleet.