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'Americans Return to Space': The Voyage of STS-26 (Part 1)

Twenty-five years have now passed since STS-26, the mission which laid the ghosts of Challenger to rest and opened the gates for a second Golden Age of shuttle operations. Photo Credit: NASA

Twenty-five years have now passed since the voice of launch commentator Hugh Harris exulted “Americans return to space” on the morning of [...]

Mars Express Celebrates Ten Years at Mars With New Global Maps

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Where Are the Best Windows Into Europa's Interior?

This graphic of Jupiter’s moon Europa maps a relationship between the amount of energy deposited onto the moon from charged-particle bombardment and the chemical contents of ice deposits on the surface in five areas of the moon (labeled A through E). Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Ariz./JHUAPL/Univ. of Colo.

The surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa [...]

LRO Finds GRAIL's Lunar Impact Sites

In this image, both of the impact sites of the mirror-image GRAIL spacecraft can be seen. The final resting spots of these two spacecraft were imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has found the impacts made by its cousin(s), the Gravity Recovery and Interior [...]

NASA MRO Video Highlights Mars’ Dynamic Environment

NASA’s MRO mission has determined that the Red Planet goes through seasonal changes just like Earth does. The changes, however, are very different than what we experience on our home world. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

A recent video compiled of imagery from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows that—far from the dead planet [...]

Cassini Detects Changes in Titan’s Atmosphere

This artist’s impression of Saturn’s moon, Titan, shows the change in observed atmospheric effects before, during, and after equinox in 2009. The Titan globes also provide an impression of the detached haze layer that extends all around the moon (blue). This image was inspired by data from NASA’s Cassini mission. Image Credit: ESA

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Atlantis – Celebrate the Journey - the Final Journey

Atlantis being moved earlier.Photo Credit Blue Sawtooth Studio / Julian Leek

Atlantis – Celebrate the Journey is the name of the event held to commemorate the move of Space Shuttle Atlantis from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to its final destination at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where she will be displayed in [...]

Shuttle Endeavour's Public Exhibit Unveiled in California

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

The California Science Center in Los Angeles unveiled their newest exhibit Tuesday to the general public, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour.  After 25 missions to [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Mission 26 A Success, Endeavour Arrives At The California Science Center

After a 3-day, 13-mile journey through the City of Angels, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially hands over the Endeavour to California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph. Mrs Lynda Oschin was also present to welcome Endeavour to her new home, a home which is named in honor of her late husband Samuel Oschin. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

After a 3-day, 13-mile journey through the City of Angels, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially hands over the Endeavour to California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph. Mrs Lynda Oschin was also present to welcome Endeavour to her new home, a home which is named in honor of her late husband Samuel Oschin. Photo [...]

LAPD Details Plans For Public To Watch Endeavour's Journey Through LA This Weekend

Endeavour over Disneyland last month, moments before landing at LAX. Photo Credit: NASA Dryden / Jim Ross

Endeavour over Disneyland last month, moments before landing at LAX. Photo Credit: NASA Dryden / Jim Ross

Early Friday morning NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour will begin the final phase of its move to California: a two-day road trip from a United Airlines hangar at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) through the streets of [...]