During the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test at Kennedy, the STS-121 crew practiced activities and countdown procedures for the upcoming launch.
Henry "Hank" Hartsfield Jr., Charles Bolden and Brewster Shaw Jr., were inducted May 6 into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
STS-1 kicked off the space shuttle program in 1981.
Young and Crippen recall the first flight of NASA's prototype space shuttle.
In the words of one witness, Columbia's California landing on April 14, 1981, was "a happening."
Kennedy Space Center renames its Firing Room 1 in honor of STS-1 Commander John Young and Pilot Robert Crippen.
Trusted components, facilities and work force will power NASA's future exploration.
Looks are deceiving as major changes to the space shuttle took place over the last 25 years.
Israeli high school students visit Kennedy to pay homage to astronaut Ilan Ramon.
The two-day event at Kennedy gave mission astronauts a chance to handle the hardware.› View Video (Real) →
For Mark Kelly, becoming an aviator for the Navy would ultimately lead to his dream assignment as a NASA astronaut.
NASA awards Exceptional Bravery Medals to NASA and Lockheed Martin workers for protecting spaceflight hardware during Hurricane Katrina.
More than a year after Hurricane Frances struck NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the space shuttle Thermal Protection System Facility has reopened for operations.
More than 100 cameras offered unprecedented views as Discovery climbed through the atmosphere. But these elaborate camera systems were designed to do more than dazzle home viewers.
Customized 747 aircraft have the critical job of carrying space shuttle orbiters across the country.
STS-114 crewmbers take off for a different kind of adventure in New York.› Return to Flight
Continued shuttle safety testing and a trip to the International Space Station were featured during STS-121.› Return to Flight
Hundreds gathered at Space Center Houston to celebrate the unveiling of the Orange County Choppers' Shuttle Tribute Bike.
This unassuming little beachside cottage stands as a silent witness to space history.