Like all shuttle missions, STS-118 is about the future: putting the International Space Station a step closer to completion and gathering experience that will help people return to the moon and go on to Mars.
Meet the astronauts of the STS-118 mission aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour.
NASA's Ed Campion, public affairs officer for NASA's Teacher-in-Space program in 1986 and a witness to Challenger's launch that January day, offers his thoughts before the launch of STS-118.
A new space shuttle tile inspection method using NASA-built, wireless scanners will replace manual inspection of the tiles beginning with the STS-118 mission.
The last SPACEHAB mission is scheduled to carry more than 5,000 pounds of spare parts and cargo into space.
Educator Astronaut and Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan and Mission Specialist Dave Williams met with more than 100 Texas elementary and middle schools students during Space Center Houston’s “Meet an Astronaut Day” on Jan. 19.
Endeavour and crew spent nine days at the International Space Station, installing a new truss and replacing a failed gyroscope.› View Photo Gallery
After a successful mission, Space Shuttle Endeavour makes a perfect touchdown at Kennedy Space Center.› View This Video
STS-118 astronauts take questions from students in Boise, Idaho.› View This Video
Explore Endeavour's belly in a 3-D environment with Microsoft's Photosynth.