While the Space Shuttle fleet has now been retired, there is still some news relating to past missions and other shuttle-related issues.

A Rabbi’s Enduring Sermon on Living Your Last Five Minutes

1 Oct 2016 at 5:12pm
“Can you imagine knowing that in a few moments death was imminent?” a rabbi said, speaking of the crew of the Challenger shuttle. Three years later, he lived his words. Read more...

What We’re Reading

19 Jul 2016 at 5:10pm
Get recommendations from New York Times reporters and editors, highlighting great stories from around the web. Today, great reads from Peter Baker, Kim Severson and others. Read more...

Putin on Launch Postponement

27 Apr 2016 at 8:02pm
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia spoke about the technical problem that delayed the rocket launch he went to observe. Read more...

Robert Ebeling, Challenger Engineer Who Warned of Disaster, Dies at 89

25 Mar 2016 at 10:10pm
Mr. Ebeling, who lobbied alongside his colleagues for the postponement of the shuttle’s launch, carried the burden of the disaster throughout his life. Read more...

The Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster, 30 Years Later

28 Jan 2016 at 6:00am
The explosion of the space shuttle Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986, remains one of the worst accidents of the American space program. Read more...

Nostalgia for a Futuristic Logo

1 Sep 2015 at 12:03am
Two designers are trying to republish NASA’s manual for a modernist design that lasted 17 years. Read more...

25 Years Later, Hubble Sees Beyond Troubled Start

24 Apr 2015 at 8:32am
The telescope began as a “technoturkey” that did not work properly. It has endured to become an icon of space exploration and science. Read more...

Who’s Coming to Dinner? Explorers, Astronauts and Spelunkers

6 Apr 2015 at 4:30am
Fred R. Conrad, a photographer, describes the scene at the Explorers Club dinner, where he shot portraits of the attendees. Read more...

Spacewalk Prepares Station for More Visits

1 Mar 2015 at 8:13pm
Two American astronauts did quick work on Sunday as the International Space Station continued to be upgraded so that it could welcome more commercial vehicles. Read more...

Best of 2014: The Year in Video

16 Dec 2014 at 11:40am
Our top 10 videos of the year range from one man’s incredible tale of surviving an ISIS massacre to a charming — and very kid-friendly — dinner experiment. Read more...

Space Shuttle Resources

Return To Flight
NASA’s official site about the Shuttle’s return to flight. Contains recent news updates and many videos of the return to flight preparations.

Return To Flight Task Group
On June 13, 2003 the NASA Administrator appointed two veteran astronauts to lead an external task group in an independent assessment of the agency’s Return to Flight efforts and to help the nation return the Space Shuttle safely to flight. This site documents their work.


Space Shuttle Videos:

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