Today is the 10th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Columbia, which blew apart as it was gliding across Texas to a Florida landing.
All seven crew members died, and Texans were poking around the Piney Woods for weeks looking for debris.
NASA is keeping a low profile for the anniver ... More >>
India and Pakistan are 64 years old this week.Dust off your South Asian flags, because this week we celebrate India's (August 15) and Pakistan's (August 14) Independence Days. Sixty-four years ago, India freed itself from the Brits and split itself into two countries. Luckily many crossed the ... More >>
Even if it's not today, at some point Atlantis will lift off and eventually finish the last of the space shuttle missions.
There are plenty of famous, even iconic, NASA photographs of the program; we pulled some highlights of lesser-known ones.
15. Almost a rocket ship
This makes the shuttle look ... More >>
Photos by Troy FieldsCheck out our pictures of the final round of space shuttle simulation training at NASA's Mission Control.
Space. If you are anything like me, you've probably started to take it for granted. Save for disasters like the Columbia explosion in 2003, the country as a whole no ... More >>
On the latest "Between The Lines" segment on CW 39's Newsfix, I unloaded about the horror of Houston not receiving a space shuttle, now that the NASA program is over with. Hopefully Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York will make do with these retired spacecraft.
It's not like any of the ... More >>
Cue the loser horn:
Houston is not getting one of the retiring Space Shuttles, according to every media report out there. It's not even getting a shuttle that never went to space.
Houston put on a furious last-minute push to land one of the orbiters, but the fact that it was a last-minute push pro ... More >>
Proposed Houston home for a shuttle.As we've noted before, Houston is in a life-or-death battle to get one of the two retiring space shuttles that have flown missions, and they need all the help they can get.
The solution: A City Hall rally, complete with Mayor Annise Parker, County Judge Ed ... More >>
Godspeed, Discovery‚ÄčThe space shuttle Discovery headed to the pad yesterday for its last trip into space.The 26-year-old craft has seen a lot in its career, some good, some bad, some odd. Here are five highlights:5. Being used as an old-folks' tour busIn 1998 Discovery took John Glenn up to space ... More >>
The world may have known a cure to cancer ... if only that darn Columbia space shuttle didn't disintegrate over Texas six years ago and if only NASA had been a little more careful taking care of the cargo and debris that landed back on earth.At least that's what a Pennsylvania company is arguing.Acc ... More >>